Hotels on Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza - 1927


The Sherry-Netherland and Savoy-Plaza hotels on Fifth Avenue, facing the Grand Army Plaza. Photo taken from West 58th Street, copyright by Irving Underhill, 1927, published in a vintage L. Jonas & Co. Inc. postcard, printed in Germany. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The Pulitzer Fountain, installed in 1916, is in the foreground. Thomas Hastings (1860-1929) was the architect. This ornamental fountain has five basins in a stepped pattern support at their highest point a sixth, shell-form basin holding a allegorical female figure.

The Sherry-Netherland (on the left), located at 781 Fifth Avenue, on the northeast corner of 59th Street, opened in 1927, as an apartment hotel. The site was formerly occupied by the old Hotel Netherland, demolished, in 1926.

The Savoy-Plaza Hotel (on the right), was located on Fifth Avenue, at the southeast corner of East 59th Street. It opened in 1927 on the site of the old Hotel Savoy and was demolished in 1965.


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Hotels on Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza - 1927


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