Stephen D. Hatch
About the Building
The Gilsey building was designed as a Second Empire hotel. It has arched windows and pavilions formed by the columns above each entrance.
The mansard roof is a common feature of Second Empire buildings. The Gilsey's mansard encompasses three stories.
The Gilsey has a cast-iron facade created by Daniel Badger, an important proponent of cast iron who worked on many buildings in New York and abroad.
The Gilsey Hotel - also known as the Gilsey House - was built for Peter Gilsey, a businessman who became a New York City alderman.
The building deteriorated significantly in the early 1900s following a lease dispute.
In 1980, it was converted into co-op apartments.