Chickering Hall à New York, from "Moniteur des Architectes"

Engraver Georges Garen French
Printer A. Lemercier French
Related architect George B. Post American

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Located at 437 Fifth Avenue and 18th Street, Chickering Hall was one of George B. Post's most important designs. The four-story building, faced with red brick and trimmed with brownstone and marble stood near the entertainment district around Union Square and was commissioned by Chickering & Sons to contain a music store, piano warehouse and concert hall. The 1,450-seat Chickering Hall, on the second and third floors, opened on November 15th, 1875 and hosted concerts, lectures, operas and conferences for about two decades. In the 1890s such events moved uptown to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel or Carnegie Hall, with piano sales taken over by John Wanamaker's department store. This print was published in a French architectural periodical.

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