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Two historic Nomad buildings are next in line for Landmarks designation

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Both structures were built in the early part of the 20th century, and are located across from each other

The James New York Nomad formerly known as Hotel Seville
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On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing to consider landmarking two Nomad buildings built in the early part of the 20th century. One of them is the Hotel James New York Nomad , which was previously know as Hotel Seville, and the other is a 16-story office building next to it, known as the Emmet Building.

The two sites were calendared—the LPC’s process of formally including sites on their docket for landmarks consideration in the future—in December last year. Many local residents and preservation groups will likely provide testimony at tomorrow’s meeting in favor of designating these buildings.

The James New York hotel building, located at East 29th Street and Madison Avenue, is a distinct example of Beaux Arts-style architecture, according to the Landmarks Commission’s staff. The structure was built between 1901-04 with an annex added between 1906-07.

The office building across the street meanwhile is an example of Neo-Renaissance architecture, and was designed by Barney & Colt for Thomas Addis Emmet, an American politician, who also maintained an apartment on top of the building.

Following the testimony collected tomorrow, the LPC will then hold a separate meeting where the Commissioners will vote to in favor or opposition of designating the buildings.