|Murray Hill Hotel (c. 1900-1910)|
Ladies reading room, writing room, and library at the Murray Hill Hotel
Opened: Built in 1884
Closed: Razed in 1947
The Murray Hill Hotel was a high-end Manhattan hotel designed by Stephen Decatur Hatch. While the exterior has been extensively documented by talented photographers like Berenice Abbott and others, I have found just two photographs of the hotel's breathtaking interior spaces.
One of these was a womyn's space--a ladies reading room, writing room, and library.
|Ladies reading room, writing room, and library |
Murray Hill Hotel (c. 1905-1915)
Here's the foyer and marble staircase for the Murray Hill Hotel, also a stunning example of late Victorian interior design at its very best.
|Foyer and marble staircase, Murray Hill Hotel|
And to think that all this was destroyed for a post-war office building....