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Guide to the Four Seasons Restaurant Collection
1959-2019
 MS 3151

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Four Seasons (Restaurant)
Title: Four Seasons Restaurant collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1959-2019
Abstract: Scrapbooks, ephemera, photographs, renovation files, books, pamphlets, audiovisual materials, and a few objects documenting the history of the Four Seasons, the pioneering restaurant of "New American Cuisine," located at 99 East 52nd Street, Manhattan, from 1959 to 2016. Its spaces, designed by architect Philip Johnson, included the iconic Pool Room and Grill Room—birthplace of the "power lunch"—and gained official New York City interior landmark status in 1989. The Four Seasons moved in 2018 to 42 East 49th Street, where it closed permanently in 2019.
Quantity: 18.75 Linear feet in 13 boxes (12 record cartons, 1 flat box) and 5 oversize folders (4 small, 1 medium).
Call Phrase: MS 3151