Except for the first three West 35 St. addresses below, Archie locates Wolfe's house in the Hudson River. Perhaps the doorbell rang too frequently. See also:
- "Which Doorbell Rang" (from The Gazette)
- The NY Times Maps the Brownstone (interactive map, etc.)
- Photos of the A&E TV Series filming on location in NYC, including the exterior of the brownstone
West Thirty-Fifth Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues is filled with ramps and underpasses for the Lincoln Tunnel. These were built during the 1940s and 1950s and do not figure into Archie's descriptions of the area surrounding the brownstone.
Wolfe's brownstone is located on the south side of 35th Street since the passageway to the next street leads to 34th Street. Therefore, the number of the house is an even number. Throughout Manhattan the streets running east and west have even numbers on the south side and odd numbers on the north side.
- 454 in Nero Wolfe's Commemorative Plaque [click the street # to see location on Google maps]
- 506 in Over My Dead Body, chapter 12 [click the street # to see location on Google maps]
- 618 in Too Many Clients, chapter 4 [click the street # to see location on Google maps]
- 902 in Murder by the Book, chapter 7
- 909 in "Before I Die", chapter 10
- 914 in Too Many Women, chapter 24
- 918 in The Red Box, chapter 3
- 919 in The Silent Speaker, chapter 12
- 922 in The Silent Speaker, chapter 2
- 924 in "Man Alive", chapter 9
- 938 in Death of a Doxy, chapter 4
- 44 W. 76th St. in The A&E TV Series NYC location shots
- 8 Morningside Avenue, NY, NY, 10026 (1909 Stout Family residence)
Plaque Affixed to 454 W. 35th Street
Click the plaque to view an enlargement
8 Morningside Avenue— Home of the Stout Family in 1909
Located across the street from Morningside Park and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, just North of 110th Street, Manhattan. Although the ground floor of the building appears to have a brownstone veneer, this is not a brownstone townhouse like Mr. Wolfe's.
44 W. 76 Street
Used for exterior shots for the A&E TV Series, this double-wide brownstone townhouse below
has more than seven steps when viewed with the sidewalk "in the picture."
According to the A&E producers there are no double width brownstones with seven steps in Manhattan.
They apparently searched the NYC Department of Buildings' database for this data. There are in fact comparatively few double wide brownstones.
Click here to see more great pictures of the TV set during NYC (vs. Toronto) filming.
And below is a photo from Google of 302 E. 82nd Street -- single width brownstone townhouse with seven steps spotted one day while walking down the street! (It's a useful habit to count the steps of brownstones as you pass them, just in case you can find a seven-stepper.)