Madison Square West


Hotels on west side Broadway (Madison Square West), between 24th and 25th streets, seen from the junction of Broadway and Fifth Street. Worth Monument is to the right. Undated photo from the New-York Historical Society, Robert L. Bracklow Photograph Collection.

The Albemarle Hotel (center) facing Madison Square, on the corner of 24th Street, opened in 1860. On the ground floor, the Samuel Budd's store of men's wear, at 1101 Broadway, who stayed at this address since 1878 or before. Youmans Hatter is at 1107 and 1109, since 1885 or before. It was originally owned by Daniel D. Youmans (1829-1896). The store was still at 1107 Broadway in 1908, but not in number 1109. Bankruptcy of Youmans Hat Co. was announced in 1914.

Hoffman House, adjoining Albemarle, opened in 1864, originally a seven-story building. Its Moorish annex, on the right, corner of 25th Street, was completed in the late 1895 or early 1896. Enlargement of the entrance, on the right.

On the northwest corner of 25th Street stands the 12-story Townsend Building at 1123 Broadway, completed in 1897. The St James Building, on the southwest corner of 26th Street, completed in 1896-1898, is on the site of the old St James Hotel, built in 1857.

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