Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #93

93-gilsey-house-hotel-detailGilsey House

Architect: Stephen Decatur Hatch
Style: French Revival
Use: Hotel
Opened: 1872
Borough: Manhattan

This Second Empire wonder is a gem on an otherwise lackluster stretch of Broadway. Once a favorite lodging place for Diamond Jim Brady, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and others, it is a marvel of cast-iron architecture. Since its heyday as a hotel, it has been converted into apartments.


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