By Carter B. Horsley
This 13-story, red-brick apartment
building was erected in 1917 around an interior court that opens
to the east and designed by Schwartz & Gross.
The entrance has a double-height
stone surround crowned by a semicircular transom and the second
story above the entrance has paired windows with transoms flanked
by pilasters and capped by a dentiled cornice,. The three bays
that flank the entrance have double-height brick pilasters and
the first-story windows are topped by brick arches with stone
keystones and tympanums filled with brick headers. The tenth story
has two beltcourses and the 11th and 12th stories have double-height
brick pilasters with stone capitals similar to those at the base
and these are surmounted by a bandcourse with a dentiled cornice.
The 13th story is topped by a brick parapet with terracotta coping
and volutes flanking the stepped center.
Mosd of the building's windows
are original. The building was erected on the site of five brick-faced
rowhoses of five stories.
The building has a canoped
entrance and a doorman but no garage and no sidewalk landscaping.
In a March 21, 1997 article
in The New York Times, Rachelle Garbarine wrote that "One
of the West Side's largest landlords has begun the process, rare
in recent years, of converting a 48-unit prewar rental apartment
building on the Upper West Side into condominium apartments."
The sponsor of the conversion, according to the article was Henry
Moskowitz, the chairman of the family-owned Argo Corporation,
which then managed about 6,300 apartments in the city.
"Under the conversion
plan, the per-square-foot asking price for tenants to buy their
units, as is, will be $170, but the bargaining that typically
goes on between renters and sponsors has not yet started. For
outsiders, the asking price will be $360. At those prices, a 1,576-square-foot
two-bedroom would cost current residents $259,000; those living
elsewhere would pay $575,500. The projected monthly charges, including
real estate taxes, range from $308 to $1,730," the article
said, adding apartments ranged in size from 309 to 2,594 square