In the 4th season of TV series Mad Men the main character Don Draper finds himself in a new apartment. He’s divorced and no longer lives with Betty in Ossining. In that episode he said to the taxi driver to drive him home, to Waverly and 6th Avenue.
But in the 5th episode we could see Don’s actual address. It was written on the check he gave to Honda’s representatives when SCDP decided that they won’t be a part of Honda’s pitch.
When I took a trip to New York I decided to find Don Draper’s home on Manhattan, at 104 Waverly Place. Apparently the place doesn’t exist. I’ve found numbers 106 and 102, but unfortunately no 104.
Journalists from New York Magazine have found an interesting piece of information at 32 Waverly Place. There is a plaque honouring a John W. Draper and the founding of the American Chemical Society. This Draper lived during the late nineteenth century, was a photographer and photochemist. Was Matthew Weiner, Mad Men creator, inspired by him? Maybe…
I’ve also found location of Sterling Draper Cooper Pryce’s new office. It was located in the Time&Life building at 1271 6th Avenue.