Literary Landmark: The Round Table Wits, Algonquin Hotel

New York, N.Y.

Dedicated: July 6, 1996

The Algonquin Hotel in New York City was designated a Literary Landmark on July 5th, 1996. The hotel was immortalized in print and film as the site of the Round Table that formed in its living room by Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, Alexander Woollcott, Edna Ferber, and Robert E. Sherwood. The authors would get together daily for lunch and exchange ideas.

The hotel also provided a haven for such authors as Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, James Thurber, Gertrude Stein, and many more. The hotel is still open for business and now has theme suites dedicated to some of the famous authors that frequented the hotel.

The Algonquin hotel is located at 59 W. 44th St. in New York City.

Resources:

Algonquin Hotel (Clio)

Algonquin Hotel (website)

The Vicious Circle: Who’s Who of the Algonquin Round Table (Biography)