Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Abbey Hotel / Abbey Victoria Hotel - New York, New York

Abbey Hotel - New York, New York

51st Street East of 7th Avenue
New York City
CIrcle 6-9400
Accommodates 1000 guests - All rooms with bath - many air conditioned - Radios - TV. Circulating ice water in each room.

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Abbey Hotel - New York, New York 

51st Street East of 7th Avenue
New York 19, N.Y.
Accommodating 1000 guests - Modern Rooms - Television - Air conditioning available - Home of Famous Stockholm Restaurant.

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Abbey Victoria Hotel - New York, New York
 

7th Avenue at 51st Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
1000 Modern Rooms and Suites - Garage and Parking Facilities - In Radio City and Rockefeller Center Area - Home of the famous Stockholm Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.
Entirely Air-Conditioned

Writing on the back:
Dated 9/29/67
We dined at this beautiful spot last evening, lots of good things to eat. The Abbey V. is very good having a wonderful time. Hope you are too.
Love, Alice & Phil

STATUS: The Abbey was torn down in 1982. Here's a brief article in the New York Times about the demise of the Abbey.

After 55 Years; R.I.P. Abbey

Published: June 27, 1982

It was the Abbey Victoria Hotel, then the Abbey and Victoria Hotels and, later, back again. In recent years it was simply the ''Shabby Abbey.'' Now it is being demolished to make way for the expansion of the headquarters of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.

Spokesmen for the company, a major owner of Manhattan properties, said plans for the new office tower were not complete yet. It will run from 51st to 52d Street on Seventh Avenue, behind the present 42-story headquarters building at 1285 Avenue of the Americas. That tower was completed 20 years ago as an pioneer project in the avenue's redevelopment.

The hotel was built in 1927 and was divided into the Abbey and Victoria Hotels for the World's Fair in 1939. It stood as a house divided for years, but merged in 1966 to share mechanical and operating costs.

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