New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Former Aberdeen Hotel
New York City Designated Landmark
The former Aberdeen Hotel, designed by architect Harry B. Mulliken, was built in 1902-04 in the heart of New York’s premiere shopping and entertainment district. Originally a 154-unit apartment hotel, the Aberdeen was one of the first hotels in the city to relax the strict rules typically applied to women travelling alone. The ornate brick and limestone façade, with its rusticated stone base, is a significant example of a Beaux-Arts style apartment hotel building. The sculptural entryway with oversized atlantes and the projecting central bay make the Aberdeen one of the more exuberant displays of the fascination of American architects with late nineteenth century Parisian architecture. In 1995, the Aberdeen Hotel became the Best Western Manhattan Hotel.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
Location. 40° 44.864′ N, 73° 59.195′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West 32nd St, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Empire State Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Glory Atop The Empire State Building (about 500 feet away); 7 West 34th Street (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Empire State Building (about 500 feet away); New York Tribune (about 600 feet away); Greeley Square (about 700 feet away); Retail Pioneers (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding The Former Aberdeen Hotel. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . The 1902 Aberdeen Hotel - Nos. 17-21 West 32nd Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.