• Source: FBG-Sweet's
This was a rebuild and extension of a 5-story mansion in upper Midtown, Manhattan, at 4 W 58th Street, one street south of Central Park. Only two residences by FBG are known, the other being the Bliss house in Boston.
Charles Beatty Alexander (1849-1927) was a typical city luminary of the era, a lawyer who was a director of several companies and on the New York Board of Regents.
One clipping gives the value of the work at $100,000; another at “total cost” of $600,000 (and notes an incredible “550 tons” of steel). The lower figure may represent FBG's portion of the cost.
The FBG org chart of Aug 1904 lists Warren & Wetmore as architects for Job A-3, NYC.
Demolished, date unknown. A 1947 newspaper notice describes plans for a 12-story building at 4-8 W 58th but gives no details of what it is replacing.