Paramount Hotel

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

235-245 West 46th Street

ARCHITECT: Thomas W. Lamb

DATE: 1927-28

STYLE: Terra-cotta

Hotel Manhattan Midtown West Terra-cotta

Thomas Lamb’s design for the Paramount Hotel was quite fitting for the area, being very dramatic with a large-scale arcade and extensive stone and terra-cotta ornamentation on the lower levels that enlivens the busy street. The building’s tall copper mansard and hipped roof with its elaborate dormers and huge urns creates a distinctive roofline that makes the building truly stand out among the other tall buildings of the area. For many years the hotel housed the famous Golden Horseshoe nightclub in the Thomas Lamb-designed basement level, a popular dancing and supper club run by impresario Billie Rose, hosting such entertainers as Dick Haymes and W.C. Handy during the 1930s.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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