111 East 48th Street: Barclay Hotel (Marquee)
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.