Fraternity Clubs Building - 1931



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The Fraternity Clubs Building at 22 East Thirty-eighth Street and east side of Madison Avenue, Manhattan. An open-air parking space in on the left, now the place of the 28-story 261 Madison Avenue, completed in 1952. Photo taken on October 5, 1931 by Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964) from Madison Avenue. Below, photo taken on July 10, 1932, by the same photographer, showing traffic on Madison Avenue. Source: Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library.

Construction of the building began in 1922 and it was completed in 1924 by the Allerton Thirty-eighth Street Company, part of the Allerton House chain.

In the 1930s, it was renamed Midston House, an Allerton club residence. In the early 1960s, it was renamed Hotel Lancaster. Now it is the Jolly Madison Towers Hotel.


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Photograph taken on July 10, 1932.




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Fraternity Clubs Building - 1931