View south down Fifth Avenue from intersection with 34th Street. Northwest corner (foreground): residence of Caroline Astor at 350 Fifth Ave. Future site of the Astoria Hotel erected in 1897. Southwest corner (background): Waldorf Hotel; built in 1893 on the former site of William Astor's home.
The Waldorf Hotel combined with the Astoria in 1897. The hotel was moved uptown and the site was razed in 1929 to make way for the Empire State Building.
Previously known as:
Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908 -- Homes and haunts.
Astor, William Waldorf Astor, Viscount, 1848-1919 -- Homes and haunts.
Fifth Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
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