After reading the book you may want to view the Manhattan historic localities featured in the pages of Love, Fiercely. Here are several maps…
CLICK on the IMAGE for each location to take you to a map and Google Street View.
229 Madison Avenue at 37th Street. The brownstone mansion that is now the bookstore of the Morgan Library. It is the building where Stokes was born in 1867 and spent much of his boyhood. A visitor to the house during the Gilded Age would find 45 rooms, including a conservatory, a ballroom and 12 bathrooms, 22 fireplaces and wall to wall marble floors.
St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University. Stokes designed this lovely Italianate, brick, dome-topped structure, the first non-McKim, Mead and White building erected on the school’s campus.
New York Public Library at 42nd Street. Stokes kept a private office on the 2nd floor when he was researching The Iconography of Manhattan Island between 1912 and 1928. Today the library owns all the maps and prints Stokes amassed over the years. A gallery on the 3rd floor bears his name as a memorial.
University Settlement Society of New York. At 184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington and Eldridge streets) on New York’s Lower East Side, this structure was the first architectural project of the young I.N. Phelps Stokes. It still provides myriad services for the mostly immigrant population surrounding it, as it has since 1886, when it was established as the first settlement house in the United States.