New York State Women's History

Barbizon Hotel for Women ...A NYS Women's History Site
140 East 63rd Street New York NY 10065

Type: Hotel

Category/Significance: professions (writing, art, business)

The Barbizon Hotel for Women was built in 1927-28 as a residential hotel and clubhouse for single women, who at that time were moving to New York City in record numbers to take advantage of new professional opportunities opening to them. Its residents included many women who later became prominent actresses, writers, designers, and professional women, including author Sylvia Plath, who wrote about her residence at the Barbizon in The Bell Jar. ...learn more>>

GPS: 40.7645991,-73.9661703 Location Map

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