By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive, 19-story, red-brick building
was designed by George F. Pelham Jr., for Sam Minskoff & Sons.
Pelham also was the architect of 1130 and 1150 Park Avenue.
Sam Minskoff began his career as a plumber
in 1908 and built a variety of projects throughout the city and
in Westchester County. One of the firm's major projects was the
apartment building at 480 Park Avenue that was completed in 1929.
The Minskoffs, however, are best known as one of the seven legendary
families of office builders that reshaped the Manhattan skyline
in the generation after World War II.
Completed in 1940, this building has 85 cooperative
The doorman building has a one-story limestone
base, an attractive lobby, consistent fenestration, and some terraces.