Grand Hotel (New York City)

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Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel 1232-38 Broadway.jpg
The Grand Hotel in 2012
Grand Hotel (New York City) is located in Manhattan
Grand Hotel (New York City)
Grand Hotel (New York City) is located in New York City
Grand Hotel (New York City)
Location1232–1238 Broadway
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°44′50″N 73°59′17″W / 40.74722°N 73.98806°W / 40.74722; -73.98806Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 73°59′17″W / 40.74722°N 73.98806°W / 40.74722; -73.98806
ArchitectHenry Engelbert
Architectural styleSecond Empire
NRHP reference #83001725[1]
NYCL #164
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 15, 1983
Designated NYCLSeptember 11, 1979
The hotel (left) in 1910. At right is Wallack's Theatre

The Grand Hotel is located at 1232–1238 Broadway at the corner of West 31st Street in the NoMad neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1868 and was designed by Henry Engelbert in the Second Empire style. Englebert designed the hotel for Elias S. Higgins, a prosperous carpet manufacturer and merchant, who had also utilized Engelbert's services to put up a marble-fronted warehouse on White Street near Broadway, and would go on to employ him to design the Grand Central (later Broadway Central) Hotel as well.

At the time the Grand Hotel was built, the area of Broadway between Madison Square and Herald Square was the premier entertainment district in the city, teeming with theatres, restaurants and hotels. The sleazier establishments on the side streets soon gave the district a new name, the "Tenderloin". When the theatre district moved uptown again, the area became part of the Garment District, and the Grand Hotel became a cut-rate residential hotel.[2][3][4]

The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1979,[3] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Dillon, James T. "Grand Hotel Designation Report" New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (September 11, 1979)
  3. ^ a b New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009), Postal, Matthew A. (ed.), Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.81
  4. ^ White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot & Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867, p.264

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