Hotel Algonquin, Entrance at West 44th Street - 1937



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Entrance of the Hotel Algonquin at 59-65 West 44th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. in Manhattan. The hotel opened its doors in 1902 and was designated a New York City landmark in 1987.

The first story is five bays wide. The east doorway is a service entrance. The windows are tripartite with transoms. Canopies and the marquee shelter the doors and windows. Above the water table to each side of the main entrance with double doors are stone bases surmounted by planters. Unadorned rectangular panels appear above the four arches to each side of the main entrance.

The second story is also five bays wide. Tripartite square headed windows with two-over-two sash appear at the first and second, fourth and fifth bays. These have central scrolled keystones with festoons. At the center bay are three windows divided by shell and tassel motifs, with a leaf-covered molding above. The bays are interspersed by the console brackets which support the projecting band course above.

Photo by Wurts Bros, taken in 1937. Source: New York Public Library.


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