St George Hotel
100 Henry St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Owners of the St. George Hotel aim to make it into a marketplace
by RICH CALDER
February 14, 2006
New York Post
The owners of a historic Brooklyn hotel plan to make a mini-Grand Central Station marketplace in Brooklyn Heights.
A banner reading "Meet Me at Clark Street" now hangs from the window of the new space, and those marketing it say the slogan is the 21st century theme for the St. George Hotel.
Streetscapes/St. George Hotel; The Hard Life of a Brooklyn Heights Grande Dame
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Published: December 29, 2002
IN 1931, the St. George was New York's largest hotel, with 2,632 rooms spread out over the full block bounded by Clark, Hicks, Henry and Pineapple Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Now it is divided into multiple parcels in multiple ownership, including a student residence, an Art Deco tower, a fire-damaged section -- and the shell of a new building. Although there are approved plans to rebuild the section swept by fire in 1995, the project appears to be stalled.
Capt. William Tumbridge, who was born in Cape Town in 1845 and who served in the Union Navy in the Civil War, built the original structure on the north side of Clark Street, between Hicks and Henry Streets, in 1885. The 10-story building, designed by Augustus Hatfield, must have been one of the tallest buildings in Brooklyn Heights.
Tumbridge added sections on Pineapple Street, directly behind the original structure, and in the 1890's he had the architect Montrose Morris add other sections, like the lacy Renaissance-style part at midblock facing Clark Street. This structure had a roof deck, flagpoles and a lighter palette than Hatfield's original red-brick section.