Madison Avenue & 50th Street

Madison Avenue & 50th Street (HM2GZC)

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N 40° 45.475', W 73° 58.531'

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McKim, Mead and White

—The Palace Hotel —

In 1882, McKim, Mead and White designed this block of six
townhouses, inspired by the Palazzo Della Cancelleria in Rome,
for Henry Villard and friends, prominent in publishing, railroads,
finance and law. Original occupants were Artemas H. Holmes,
Edward Dean Adams, Harris G. Fahnestock and Roswell Smith. In
1886, Ambassador Whitelaw Reid purchased the south wing which
his family occupied until 1934. From 1946 to 1969, the north wing
was occupied by Random House, publishers. The Chancery of the
Roman Catholic Archdiocese occupied the house from 1948 to 1971. In 1978, the houses were leased to realtor Harry B. Helmsley, for restoration, preservation and development as part of the Palace Hotel, opened in 1980.
Year Placed1975
Placed ByThe New York Community Trust
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Date Added Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586475 N 4512388
Decimal Degrees40.75791667, -73.97551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.475', W 73° 58.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 28.5" N, 73° 58' 31.86" W
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