Hotel McAlpin

  • Also Known As: Herald Towers

  • Address: 1282 - 1300 Broadway
  • Vicinity: 6th Ave, W 34th St
  • Neighborhood of Garment District in
  • Type: Building
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Hotel McAlpin


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1911/00/00 Frank Mills Andrews Architect Construction begins on the Hotel McAlpin. Designed by architect Frank M Andrews, Andrews is also president of the Greeley Square Hotel Company which will operate the hotel.
1912/12/29 Built for Edwin A McAlpin, son of David H McAlpin, at a cost of $13.5 million, the 25 story Hotel McAlpin opens as the largest hotel in the world.
1916/12/24 Harry K Thaw Attacker Harry Thaw sexually assaults and beats 19-year-old Fred Gump Jr with a stocky whip in a suite on the 18th Fl of the Hotel McAlpin. Thaw had enticed Gump to New York pretense of underwriting the teenagers enrollment at Carnegie Institute. Assault on Fred Gump and Murder of Maizie Colbert
1920/00/00 The Army Signal Corps broadcast singer Luisa Tetrazzini from her room in the McAlpin.
1947/04/00 Jackie Robinson Work Jackie Robinson, a resident living on the 11th floor, receives the phone call from the Brooklyn Dodgers that he is about to become the first African American player in Major League Baseball.

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Sight Category Building
Historic Use Hotel
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