"Streetscapes" Columns by Christopher Gray (Published in the Sunday Edition of the New York Times)

The following is a compiled list of all Streetscapes Articles from 1987-2/25/1999 that focus on sites in District 5 of Manhattan. The New York City Deparment of City Planning defines District 5as the neighborhoods: Times Square, Midtown, Midtown South, Madison Square, Flatiron, and Union Square. This district is bordered by 14th Street to the South, 60th Street and Central Park to the North, 8th Ave and 6th Ave to the West (with a jut for West 23rd Street), and 4th Street to the East with two slighly concave dimples for Gramercy Park and Grand Central Station. .

This list was compiled from a list of all Streetscapes Articles from 1987-2/25/1999 compiled by Jeff Cohen for the Society of Architectural Historians. The original list and information on how to access the actual articles can be found here.

The entries list the date of publication, the topic of the article (usually a specific building with an address) and then the architects involved with the site. They are organized chronologically by neighborhood.


Broadway

01.01.89 Studebaker Building, 1600 Broadway (1902) James Brown Lord/ Robert Redlien

06.30.91 Horn & Hardart, 1557 Broadway (1912) Stuckert & Sloan/ Nicola D'Ascenzo/ John J. McNamara

02.09.92 L John Rogers studio/Kinetoscope parlor, 1157 Broadway (1876) John A. Wood / Norman Cox

 

Fifth

12.02.90 Q&A: 787 Fifth Avenue (1904) Henry J. Hardenbergh

03.02.97 Q&A: Steuben/Harry Winston, 718 Fifth (1937/1960) William & Geoffrey Platt/Jacques Regnault

04.09.95 Marble Twins, 647 Fifth (1904/1937) Hunt & Hunt/ Paul Verpilleux/ Laboratorio Associati

11.06.88 Childs, 604 Fifth (1925) - fast food fight on Fifth William Van Alen

10.06.96 L Scribner storefront, 597 Fifth Avenue (1913) Ernest Flagg/ Phillips Janson Group

09.06.92 Q&A: Knoedler/Schraffts, 556 Fifth (1913/1925) Carrere & Hastings/ Charles E. Birge

02.21.88 L Levi Morton House, 503 Fifth (1860/1871/1879) (James Renwick?)/ Richard Morris Hunt/ John E. Terhune

 

Madison

10.23.88 Q&A: Bonnier's, 601-603 Madison Avenue (1929) Bloch & Hesse

09.01.96 Q&A: 285 Madison Avenue sculpture (1926) Rouse & Goldstone/ Arthur Seale

06.07.92 Q&A: Hobey Baker/Pine house, 261 Madison (1864) --

01.13.91 121 Madison Avenue (1883) - oldest standing cooperative apartment structure Ernest Flagg/ Hubert & Pirsson / Mayers, Murray & Philip

05.10.92 Dewey Arch, Madison Square (1898) Charles R. Lamb/ Karl Bitter/ Daniel Chester French/ Philip Martiny/ Bradford Lee Gilbert

 

Park

07.28.96 Lever House, 390 Park Avenue (1952) SOM

11.23.97 Racquet Club, 370 Park (1918) McKim, Mead & White

03.17.91 Q&A: 277 Park (1925) McKim, Mead & White

09.15.96 L New York Central Building, 230 Park (1929) Warren & Wetmore/ Rocco & Mazzotta

03.07.93 Q&A: 101 Park Avenue (1911) Ewing & Chappell/ Lafarge & Morris

Teens

01.29.89 Union Square Theater, 58 East 14th St. (1871/1889) - oldest surviving theater building in NYC John E. Terhune/ Leopold Eidlitz/ Charles P. Palmer

09.18.94 YWCA, 7 East 15th (1997) Robert H. Robertson/ Anita Brandt

12.11.88 Century Club, 109 East 15th St. (1869) - oldest surviving club building in NYC Gambrill & Richardson

09.06.87 House of Industry, 120 West 16th St. (1878) Sidney Stratton/ McKim Mead & White

09.10.89 Q&A: Rowhouse, 148 West 16th St. (1858) --

10.08.89 Rowhouse group, 104-118 East 17th St.(1840's/1850's/1889) George B. Pelham

03.05.95 Q&A: Private Stable, 109 West 17th (1870) Charles Mettam/ Martin V. B. Ferdon

10.27.91 Siegel-Cooper store, 19th & Sixth (1896) DeLemos & Cordes

09.01.91 Q&A: 99 East 19th --


20's

05.07.95 Old Lord & Taylor Building, swc 20th & Broadway (1870/1914) J. H. Giles/ John H. Duncan/ Daniel Bernstein

12.12.93 Adams Store, Sixth Avenue, 21st-22nd (1902) De Lemos & Cordes/ By Three Group

02.12.95 Ehrich Brothers Store, nwc 22nd & Sixth (1889+) William Schickel/ Taylor & Levi/ Hartford Faience/ Frank Richard Gencorelli

06.03.90 Q&A: Mortimer Building., swc Broadway & 22nd St. (1861) Griffith Thomas

07.21.91 Flatiron Building, 23rd & Fifth (1902) -naming myth Daniel Burnham/ Hurley & Farinella/ Richard Balser

02.15.98 Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd (1884) Hubert, Pirsson

09.04.94 Q&A: World War I Arch, 24th & Fifth (1918) Thomas Hastings

05.26.96 Metropolitan Life Tower, sec 24th & Madison (1909/1965) Napoleon LeBrun/ Lloyd Morgan/ Building Conservation Associates

06.01.97 Q&A; Puerto Rican meeting in Chimney Corner Hall, nec 25th & Sixth, (1863/1895) Jasper Cropsey

06.02.91 Q&A: Racquet Court Club/Coogan Building, 26th & Sixth (1876) A. H. Thorp

01.12.92 Astor Offices, 21-23 West 26th (1881/1922) Thomas Stent/ Peabody, Wilson & Brown/ Peter Moore/David Mandl

06.13.93 Q&A: Knickerbocker apartments, sec 28th & Fifth (1883) Ernest Flagg/ Charles W. Clinton

09.02.90 Q&A: Saint Anthony Hall, 29 East 28th St. (1879) James Renwick

08.30.92 Emmet Building, sec 29th & Madison (1912) Barney & Colt/ Walter B. Melvin

06.07.98 Q&A: Lamartine Place/W. 29th St.(1846)

04.05.98 Church of the Transfiguration, 1 West 29th Street (1850) Frederick Withers / Ralph Cram / Henry Vaughan

12.29.91 Gilsey Hotel, nec 29th & Bdwy (1871) - re-restoration Stephen D. Hatch/ Building Conservation Associates


30's

01.31.93 Grand Hotel, sec 31st & Broadway (1868) Henry Englebert/ Building Conservation Assoc.

11.05.95 Life Building, 19 West 31st (1894) John Ames Mitchell/ Carrere & Hastings/ Carl Puchal

10.23.88 Q&A: Life Building/Clinton Hotel, 19 West 31st St. (1895) Carrere & Hastings

08.20.89 Penn Station Power House, 242 West 31st St. (1908) McKim, Mead & White

09.16.90 Grolier Club, 29 East 32nd St. (1889) Charles Romeyn

03.01.92 Q&A: Builders' Exchange, 29 West 32nd (1908) Clinton & Russell

09.27.87 Hotel Martinique, nec 32nd St. & Broadway (1898/1901/1903) Henry J. Hardenbergh

03.22.87 Gimbels, 33rd & Sixth Avenue (1910/1925) Daniel Burnham/ Shreve & Lamb

06.14.92 Empire State Building (1931) - new windows Shreve, Lamb & Harmon/ William Shopsin

07.23.89 Marine Grill, McAlpin Hotel, sec 34th St & Sixth Avenue (1912) Frank M. Andrews/ Fred Dana Marsh

04.04.93 Della Robbia Room, Vanderbilt Hotel, swc 34th & Park (1912/1967) Warren & Wetmore / Rookwood Pottery/ Schuman, Lichtenstein & Claman

06.09.91 Dickerson House, 64 East 34th (1879) McKim, Mead & Bigelow/ Remigio Loforte

11.21.93 Macy's Holdout, nwc 34th & Broadway (1903) William H. Hume

01.28.90 B. Altman's, nec 34th St. & Fifth (1906) Trowbridge & Livingston

07.02.95 Spear & Co., 22 West 34th (1938) - illegal sign DeYoung & Moscowitz

04.16.95 Old Saks, 34th & Sixth (1902/1967) Buchman & Fox/ Maurice Levien

03.03.96 Q&A: Clarke townhouse/Collector's Club, 22 East 35th (1853/1896/1901) McKim, Mead & White/ Tiffany & Co.

06.01.97 Q&A: Automat, Sixth near 36th (1915) Stuckert & Sloan

03.25.90 Tiffany Building, 37th St. & Fifth Avenue (1906) McKim, Mead & White/ Whinston & Whinston/ Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer

07.22.90 Stewart Building, swc Fifth Avenue & 37th St. (1914) Warren & Wetmore/ Emery Roth

09.02.90 Q&A: Delamar house, nec 37th St. & Madison Avenue (1906) C.P.H. Gilbert

03.01.92 Q&A: Nichols townhouse, 108 East 37th (1920) Charles Platt

12.06.92 Q&A: Craftsman Building, 6 East 39th (1912) Schwartz & Gross/ Gustav Stickley

05.21.95 Flint townhouse, 109 East 39th Street (1887/1926) Henry Kilburn/ Fox & Fowle

12.02.90 Q&A: Keppel building, 4 East 39th St. (1905) George B. Post

06.02.91 Q&A: 23 East 39th Street (1860/1875/1902) James Brown Lord

08.31.97 Q&A: Wendel house, nwc 39th & Fifth, (1856) John B. Snook

04.23.95 Metropolitan Opera, nwc 39th & Broadway (1883/1967) - preservation battle J. C. Cady



40's

10.06.91 Bryant Park Studios, sec 40th & Sixth (1902) Charles A. Rich

08.13.95 Engineer's Club, 32 West 40th (1907/1979) Whitfield & King/ Seymour Churgin/ Midtown Preservation

02.20.94 American Radiator, 40 West 40th (1924) Raymond Hood

12.03.89 Q&A: Flagg house & studio, 109-111 East 40th (1906/1908) Ernest Flagg

10.22.95 Brill Building, nwc 41st & Madison (1935) Shreve, Lamb & Harmon/ Tuller McNealus

07.20.97 American Encaustic Tile, 16 East 41st (1920) - tile mutilation dust-up Rich & Mathesius / Leon Victor Solon / Edward J. Hanington

11.28.93 Chemists' Club, 52 East 41st (1911) York & Sawyer/ Stephen B. Jacobs

03.24.91 Hermitage Hotel, nwc 41st & Seventh (1907) Robert D. Kohn/ Springsteen & Goldhammer

02.16.97 Hotel Knickerbocker, sec 42nd & Broadway (1906/1920/1980) Marvin & Davis/ Bruce Price/ Trowbridge & Livingston/ Maxfield Parrish/ Charles Platt/ Frank Farinella

03.31.96 Candler Building, 220 West 42nd (1913) Willauer, Shape & Bready/ Swanke Hayden Connell

07.19.87 Rialto Theater, nwc 42nd St. & Seventh Avenue (1935) Rosario Candela/ Thomas Lamb

Percival/Hubert's, 230 West 42nd (1872/1882/1907)

04.26.98 Heidelberg Building, swc 42nd and Broadway, to Seventh (1910) Henry Ives Cobb

07.19.87 Rialto Theater, nwc 42nd St. & Seventh Avenue (1935) Rosario Candela/ Thomas Lamb

03.28.93 Empire/Eltinge Theater, 236 West 42nd - movie set alterations (1912/1993) Thomas Lamb/ Eugenio Zanetti/ John Stevens

07.11.93 Liberty Theater asbestos curtain, 234 West 42nd (1901/1910's) Henry Herts/ F. Richards Anderson/ Joseph Urban

12.06.93 Q&A: Simpson store, 133 West 42nd (1939) Mellor & Allen

03.04.90 Q&A: Hotel Belmont, swc 42nd St. & Park Avenue (1906) Warren & Wetmore

10.29.89 Park Avenue Viaduct, 42nd & Park (1919) Warren & Wetmore/ Reed & Stem/ Arthur Rosenblatt

10.14.90 Mehlin building alley, 4 East 43rd St. (1864/1916) Andrew J. Thomas

12.13.87 Elks Club, 106 West 43rd St. (1911) James Riely Gordon

07.09.89 Yale Club, 30 West 44th St. (1901) Tracy & Swartwout

06.19.88 Manufacturers Trust, swc 43rd St. & Fifth Avenue (1954) Charles Evans Hughes/ SOM/ Gordon Bunshaft/ Harry Bertoia

04.05.92 NY Yacht Club, 37 West 44th (1901) Warren & Wetmore

03.06.94 Q&A: Hotel Gerard, 123 West 44th (1894) George Keister

09.03.95 Q&A: City Club, 55 West 44th (1904/1945) Lord & Hewlett/ Sears & Richards

03.07.93 Q&A: Theater/office, 156 West 44th St. (1925) George Keister

03.30.97 Bond Sign, Broadway, 44th-45th (1948) Acock & Lloyd/ Douglas Leigh/ Dorothy Shepard/ Paul Manship

03.07.93 Q&A: Coffee House Club, 70 West 45th St. (1860/1917) Henon & Boyle

05.24.92 French Building, nec 45th & Fifth (1927) Fred French/ H. Douglas Ives/ John Sloan/ Wiss, Janney, Elstner

02.01.98 Lunt Fontanne Theater, 205 West 46th (1910) Carrere & Hastings / John J. McNamara / Frank Williams

10.11.92 Grand Central rail yards, Park Avenue, 45th-50th (1910's) Warren & Wetmore

12.03.89 Q&A: New York Bible Society, 5 East 48th St. (1921) Wilfred E. Anthony

12.16.90 Goelet Building, swc 49th St. & Fifth Avenue (1932) Roy Clinton Morris/ E. H. Faile/ Victor L. S. Hafner/ Lester Tichy

02.28.99 Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center (1934) Paul Manship/Isidore Konti/ Eric Gugler

06.16.96 McKim, Mead & White/ Henry Erkins

12.01.96 Q&A: Pabst Hotel, 1 Times Square (1899/1902) Henry Kilburn/ Otto Strack

50's

09.13.98 American Horse Exchange, 50th & Broadway (1881/ 1897/1911) Jardine/A. V. Porter/ William A. Swasey/Menz & Cook
11.30.97 c Beekman Place from 50th to 51st, (1860's/1920's) Butler & Corse / Harrie Lindeberg / Pleasants Pennington / Paul Rudolph Correction: Billy Rose never occupied the old Paley house at 29, but lived at 33. It was the Rose house, at 33 Beekman Place, that Mr. Radisch visited, not the Paley house, at 29 Beekman Place.

09.02.90 Q&A: Best & Co., nec 51st St. & Fifth Avenue (1947) Shreve, Lamb & Harmon

03.04.90 Q&A: Peirce townhouse, 11 East 51st St. (1906) John H. Duncan

05.28.89 Q&A: Capitol Hotel, sec 51st St. & Eighth Avenue (1924) Edward J. Fanning

02.21.93 Proctor townhouse, 11 East 52nd St., (Austrian Cultural Center) (1905) Trowbridge & Livingston/ Raimund Abraham

08.07.88 Vanderbilt guest house/CBS, 49 East 52nd St. (1908/1940) Warren & Wetmore/ Fellheimer & Wagner

07.30.89 Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 East 52nd St. (1959) Mies van der Rohe/ Philip Johnson

10.20.96 Iceland Skating Rink/Roseland Dance City, 239 West 52nd (1922) Corry B. Comstock/ Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron

07.27.97 Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd, (1939) - how it's original statement depended on its context) Philip Goodwin & Edward Durell Stone

02.14.99 Midtown Townhouse Block, West 53rd, Fifth to Sixth Hunt & Hunt/Warren & Wetmore

10.19.97 e, c 53rd & Madison - 2 part photographic panorama (1871) Error: The article refers to William Marcy Tweed. Wendy Shadwell, Curator of Prints at the New-York Historical Society, notes that his middle name was probably Magear, his mother's maiden name. Correction: The article speculated that the picture was taken from either 55 or 57 East 54th Street. Andrew Alpern, a reader, has pointed out that the caption the photograph bore when first published in 1923 indicated that it was taken from the roof of 53 East 54th Street.

08.22.93 Moore/Stokes townhouse, 4 East 54th (1900) McKim, Mead & White/ SCR Design

08.19.90 Young townhouse, 19 East 54th St. (1900) Hiss & Weeks/ Mott Schmidt

09.04.94 Q&A: Guggenheim museum, 24 East 54th (1937) Cross & Cross/ William Muschenscheim/ Joan Xceron

05.29.94 Rockfeller house, 4 West 54th (1865/1881) --

03.01.92 Q&A: Ziegfield Theater, nwc 54th & Sixth (1927) Joseph Urban

08.31.97 Q&A: Allerton House, 45 East 55th, (1921) Arthur Loomis Harmon

04.18.99 The Adlon, 200 West 54th Street (1912) George & Edward Blum

04.11.99 City Center, 135 W. 55th (1925) P. Knowles/Clinton & Russell/Bernard Rothzeid

12.20.87 Holbein Studio, 154 West 55th St. (1888) (E. Bassett Jones)

03.09.97 Ontiora, swc 55th & Seventh (1883) Henry J. Hardenbergh

03.07.99? Q&A: Hollins house, 12 West 56th Street (1901?) Churchill/Charles Mayer/Kohn Pedersen Fox / McKim, Mead & White/J. E. R. Carpenter/Warren & Wetmore

08.28.94 Seligman house, 30 West 56th (1902) C. P. H. Gilbert

08.09.98 Sherwood Studios, southeast corner of 57th and Sixth Avenue (1880) John H. Sherwood

08.30.98 Bergdorf-Goodman, 57th & Fifth (1928) Buchman & Kahn/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/Allan Greenberg

08.27.95 Mary Mason Jones house, 1 East 57th Street (1870) - Edith Wharton, "Age of Innocence" setting (Robert Mook)

01.14.96 Hopkins row, 13-17 East 57th (1871) Arthur D. Gilman/ Hillier-Eggers

06.11.95 Fuller Building, 41 East 57th (1929) Walker & Gillette/ Eli Nadelman/ I. M. Pei

06.12.88 Rowhouses, 53-61 East 57th St. (1877-1924) Jardine & Jardine/ John G. Prague/ J. E. R. Carpenter/ I. N. P. Stokes

09.11.88 Pupke rowhouse/Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th St. (1873) John G. Prague

06.03.90 Q&A: ASCE, 220 West 57th St. (1898) Cyrus Eidlitz

12.02.90 Q&A: 130 & 140 West 57th St. (1908) Pollard & Steinam

02.06.94 Osborne, nwc 57th & Seventh (1885) James E. Ware/ Robert Bien/ Walter Melvin/ Paul Segal

02.03.91 Heckscher Building, swc 57th & Fifth (1921) Warren & Wetmore

03.07.99 Q&A: International-style loft, 57th & Lexington Thompson

10.02.88 Squibb Building, sec 58th St. & Fifth Avenue (1930) - fake "restoration" Ely Jacques Kahn/ Arthur Covey/ Hammond, Beeby & Babka

11.26.89 U.S. Rubber Building, sec 58th St. & Broadway (1912/1959) Carrere & Hastings/ Herbert Tannenbaum/ Richard Rice

04.06.97 Alwyn Court, sec 58th & Seventh (1910) Harde & Short/ Louis W. Weeks/ Beyer Blinder Belle/ Richard Haas

02.25.96 Gotlieb store, sec 58th & Madison (1875/1914) Robert Mook/ Gronenberg & Leuchtag/ Hooper & Greene/ Joseph D. Weiss/ Richard Mugler/ Michael Gabellini

12.25.88 Vanderbilt Stable/Plaza Theater, 42 East 58th St. (1879/1930) George B. Post/ Harry C. Ingalls

06.05.94 Q&A: Hearst "chapel", Columbus Circle Building (1915) --

09.04.94 Q&A: Majestic Theater, Columbus Circle (1903) John H. Duncan

04.26.87 Coliseum, 59th & Broadway (1956) Levy & Levy/SOM/Paul Manship

 

02.09.97 240 Central Park South (1940) Mayer & Whittlesey/ Amedee Ozenfant

05.20.90 Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South (1931/1937) Caughey & Evans/ Dorothy Draper

07.10.88 e Gainsborough Studios, 222 Central Park South (1908) Charles Buckham/Isidore Konti Error: The headline dates the building as "1881"; the text gives the correct date, 1908.


This list was compiled by Caroline Drucker '03 (Bryn Mawr College) for Cities 306 (Advanced Field Techniques: Places in Time)