Hotel Regent 70th Street & Broadway circa 1904. In 1909 the apartment hotel was acquired and combined by the neighboring smaller seven story Sherman Square Hotel for $900,000. Harry B. Mulliken was the architect in combining the two hotels. The combined Sherman Square Hotel became seedier and seedier and stayed in business until 1968 when a fire drove out the remaining tenants. This once elegant hotel was demolished in 1969 for what was termed “urban renewal” for the declining upper west side of the 1960’s.
Sherman Square looking north. Sherman Square Hotel is on the left.
Sherman Square Hotel being razed for a 41 story apartment building at Broadway and 70th Street in 1969. From NYTimes article O Urban Pioneers!