Architect: Willis G. Hale
This building was originally built as luxury apartments before being converted to a hotel in 1900. The building was sold in 1948 to Reverend Major Jealous Divine as a home for members of his Universal Peace Mission Movement. The building closed in 1999, was landmarked in 2002, and has passed through a series of unfulfilled conversion plans. It's a stunning piece of architecture I stumbled across after dark - making it even more fearsome.
(GNP) measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans. (Robert Kennedy, 1968)