38 (corner): Built c. 1854, this building became
part of Sanderson's Family Hotel, later Gramercy Park House,
described in an 1866 guidebook as "one of the largest hotels
in the city...in one of the most aristocratic localities of Gotham."
neo-Tudor facade dates to c. 1920.
John Steinbeck was a starving writer
on the seventh floor of this building in
37: Originally an
built c. 1854, this was also incorporated into
Sanderson's Family Hotel, which stretched along
most of Gramercy Park East. The upper floors were
Modernized in 1968.
36: This neo- Gothic white terra- cotta
fantasia -- complete with gargoyles and full-size
knights in armor--was designed by James Riely Gordon
completed in 1910. It's been home to actor John
Daniel Chester French and circus
producer John Ringling.
34 (cor- ner): An 1883 high- rise, per- haps the
city's first co-op, designed by George W. da Cunha.
Its "Queen Anne forms are among the city's most spectacular"--
Guide. It's been home to film stars James Cag- ney,
John Carra- dine and Margeret Hamilton. Its original
elevators were replaced in 1994 after 111 years of service.