The Wilbraham, Hotel Wolcott
284 Fifth Avenue, D. and J. Jardine, 1888-90
4 West 31st Street, John H. Duncan, 1902-04
Just around the corner from one another are two grand hotels that feature copper mansard roofs. Built as a bachelor apartment hotel, The Wilbraham catered to professional men of means. The imposing Romanesque Revival style structure is clad in brick, brownstone and cast-iron, and its eight stories are graced with rock-faced stonework and intricate carvings. The Hotel Wolcott, a 12-story Beaux-Arts style building clad in pink brick and limestone, was home to such illustrious residents as Isadora Duncan and Henry Miller, and hosted the inaugural ball for Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1938.
The Wilbraham was designated a New York City Individual Landmark in 2004. The Hotel Wolcott was designated a New York City Individual Landmark in 2011.