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GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL
2 Lexington Avenue
Architects: Robert T. Lyons; extension on Gramercy Park North, Thompson & Churchill
1924-25; extension, 1929-30

Gramercy Park Hotel

The large Gramercy Park Hotel was erected in two building campaigns. The earlier section is that located at the corner of Gramercy Park North and Lexington Avenue, replacing the former Stanford White house. Four years after the initial 16-story hotel was completed, it was extended westward along the park frontage. Both sections of the Gramercy Park Hotel are extremely simple Renaissance Revival style brick structures with a two-story stone base topped by balustrade railings. The Gramercy Park has long been a popular residential hotel; among those who lived at the hotel were Joseph P. Kennedy and his family (including the 11-year-old John F. Kennedy), who occupied the second floor for several months just after the hotel opened; S.J. Perelman, who lived and died in Room 1621; and Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy, who resided in the hotel during the 1940s. Humphrey Bogart was married here in 1926.

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GRAMERCY PARK EAST:

37
38


GRAMERCY PARK NORTH:

40
44
45
60


LEXINGTON AVENUE:

1
Gramercy Park Hotel
Park Gramercy


PARK AVENUE SOUTH:

Church Missions House
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


EAST 22ND STREET:

United Charities Building
Manhattan Trade School for Girls
Gramercy Arms
Sage House
Family Court Building
Children's Court
145
Gustavus Adolphus Swedish Lutheran Church
Parish House
Lexington
Miss E.L. Breese Carriage House
Gramercy Court
158


THIRD AVENUE


EAST 19TH STREET:

105
109
111 & 113
115 & 117
IRT Company Substation
112-114
116
118
120
122


IRVING PLACE:

65 & 71
67-69
81


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last revised 31 August 1998

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