The St. Andoche and the Marvelous Maggie Mitchell
Where: Landmark West!
45 W. 67th St.
212-496-8110 Price: $5
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An apartment house stands proudly at the corner of West End Avenue and W. 102nd Street. Built in 1895, it’s a little building, filled with charm and carrying a substantial, yet curious name: the St. Andoche.
Caitlin Hawke, longtime Upper West Sider and neighborhood blogger, shares the story of the St. Andoche, constructed for Maggie Mitchell, a powerhouse of the American stage in the Civil War era who lived there for more than two decades until her death in 1918. Hailed as “one of the most famous of American actresses,” Mitchell left the stage in 1892 and retired to Bloomingdale where her well-constructed, eight-story, colonial revival building still stands, but where her name has been all but forgotten. Who was this woman who crossed paths with the likes of George Sand, Edwin Booth, and even Abraham Lincoln? And what was her Upper West Side world?
Come find an enchanting piece of history in our own neighborhood, as Hawke presents the story of both the actress and “her” building, including the details of the actor’s extraordinary career and how the building got its unusual name.Buy tickets/get more info now