Howard Hotel in 1864
|Location||176 Broadway, New York City|
The Howard Hotel, also referred to as Howard's Hotel or the Howard House, was a well-known New York City hotel in the mid-19th century, located in Lower Manhattan at the corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane (176 Broadway).
The six-story hotel (161 feet in front and 130 feet deep, with a dining room of 160 by 30 feet) opened in March 1840. Hoteliers Daniel D. Howard and John P. Howard were its early proprietors. They were sons of John Howard, who long operated a hotel in Burlington, Vermont. By the late 1850s, J.E. Kingsley and Ainslee had taken over as proprietors.
U.S. President John Tyler stayed at the hotel on the night of June 25, 1842, the day before his marriage to Julia Gardiner Tyler. The hotel owners locked up the servants to prevent press leaks, so the wedding took the world by surprise.
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