Saturday, December 10, 2011

Carrere & Hastings Workshop Madison Avenue and Forty-First Street New York City, N. Y.

Carrere & Hastings Office Corner of Madison Avenue and Forty-First Street

Before moving to 225 Fifth Ave. the architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings set up a workshop at the corner of Madison Avenue and Forty-First Street in a elegant townhouse near the site of the New York Public Library, which they designed. The reception room maintained the air of a French hotel salon, but the drafting rooms were jerry-built into the upstairs domestic spaces.
Reception Room
Second Floor Drafting Room

Third floor Drafting Room

Fourth Floor Drafting Room

Fourth Floor Drafting Room Annex
The building no longer stands.


  1. HPHS -
    Had tried to make some comments earlier that didn't take so will try again. To summarize:
    1. Congratultions on the new blog!
    2. An excellent opening topic. Mr. Hastings and Mr. Carrere seem to evidence very different personalities, but created well together.
    3. In Mr. Carrere's townhouse, the entrance hall and diningroom seem to be from a different era than the library. Practically like a different house.
    4. I am going to have a hard time keeping up with Zach's new blog and new your blog - somehow I will manage though!

  2. Thanks ChipSF for the comments. Its possible I was making endless changes when you tried to comment earlier. I'm still learning and fine tuning the presentation. I mentioned to Zach I was tempted to post all the non-LIGC material I was finding when doing my searches. So much good stuff not being used. ?3- the library could pass for a room in the city house for Tiffany.