King's How to See New York; A Complete Trustworthy Guide Book 100 Illustrations, the Latest Map, Complete Index

King's How to See New York; A Complete Trustworthy Guide Book 100 Illustrations, the Latest Map, Complete Index

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...among the public schools of the city or country. At the southwest corner of 17th St. is the quaint old residence once qccupied by Washington Irving and his nephew, and at 18th St. is Huyler's candy factory. Irving Pl. ends at 20th St. Here is Gramercy Park, of 12 acres, set aside by S. B. Ruggles, one time owner of the land, for the use of the surrounding tenants. It is not open to the public. On 20th St., a few feet east of Irving Pl., is the Orthodox Friends' Meeting-house. Next door is the office of the Commissioner of Correction, where passes can be obtained to visit the correctional institutions maintained by the city. On the east side of the park is the Gramercy Park Building, one of the finest apartment houses in this part of the city. On the north and west side of the park are several mansions, formerly residences of famous New Yorkers, including David Dudley Field, Cyrus W. Field, William Steinway, Nicholas Fish, John Bigelow, Peter Cooper, UNION SQUARE AND FOURTH AVE. Abram S. Hewitt, etc. The house of the latter, at the corner of 21st St. and Lexington Ave., is occupied by the Princeton Club. On 20th St., west of Irving Pl., are three prominent clubs, the Columbia University Club at No. 18, Players at No. 16 and National Arts Club at No. 14 Gramercy Park. The Players is a theatrical organization, founded 18S7. The building was presented to the club by Edwin Booth, who reserved some rooms as his living apartments and died there. At Fourth Ave. and 20th St. is All Souls' Unitarian Church, organized in 1819 and erected here in 1853. William Cullen Bryant, Peter Cooper and Joseph H. Choate worshiped here. Fourth Ave. is now in a transitory stage, this old residence street being rapidly converted into a commercial thoroughfare, with immense...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657642X
  • 9781236576422