Barclay Hotel, 111 East 48th Street  Cross & Cross, 1926   Built FAR: 10.39 proposed 21.6

Barclay Hotel
111 East 48th Street
Cross & Cross, 1926

Although it does not front Lexington like the other hotels, the Barclay is situated on the Avenue, taking up the block between it and Park Avenue and East 48th and 49th Streets, and shares a similar history. Originally constructed as a residential hotel, the building features a one-story partially rusticated granite base and a central, entrance on East 48th street consisting of three arches topped with a balustrade. Brick walls with stone trim rise up for ten-stories in an H-shaped plan allowing natural light into the lobby and lounge. A stone top floor is finished with a bracketed cornice.

Stern, Robert A. M., Gregory Gilmartin, and Thomas Mellins, New York 1930: Architecture and Urbanism Between the Two World Wars (New York: Rizzoli, 1987), 207.

Category: · Tags:

Leave A Comment

Thanks for Visiting

The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

Contact Us

Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York NY 10003
tel: 212-614-9107
fax: 212-614-9127

Donate To HDC

Become a Friend of HDC! Consider donating to support our efforts.