Prince George Hotel
The Prince George Hotel, one of New York City’s early twentieth century luxury hotels, was designed by Howard Greenley. At fourteen stories tall, the hotel was lavishly decorated and contained the largest interior space, the ballroom, in New York City at the time. However, in the 1970s and 1980s, with the decline of the economy, the hotel was converted for use as welfare housing and began to severely deteriorate.
Higgins Quasebarth & Partners served as historic preservation consultants to Common Ground Community for the rehabilitation of the Prince George Hotel. Common Ground Community is a not-for-profit organization which promotes the creation of affordable housing. HQ conducted extensive historical research which resulted in the Prince George Hotel’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Working with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects, HQ provided technical preservation consulting in addition to making sure that all rehabilitations adhered to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards in order to receive federal historic preservation tax credits. The Prince George Hotel project was completed in 2001.