The Marbridge Building is an office establishment located at 1328 Broadway (Manhattan) between 34th and 35th Streets, on the east side of Herald Square. It opened in 1909, an 11-story building, utilized in part by Rogers Peet. Until October 1910 it stood opposite the Alpine apartment house, which was at the northeast corner of Broadway and 33rd Street (Manhattan). The Alpine and old stores between 33rd and 34th Streets were demolished to make room for the $5,000,000 Hotel McAlpin near the end of 1910. On the other side of Broadway were located the Macy's and Saks Incorporated stores, with the Gimbels store just below.
New York Giants manager John McGraw (baseball) ran a billiards parlor in the Marbridge Building. He was associated in this venture with Mike Donlin, one of the Giants' outfielders. Pool (game) playing phenom Willy Hoppe took over this business in January 1912 when McGraw and Donlin moved to the Studebaker Building, 48th Street and Broadway. They started a new billiard and pool room there.
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