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1165 Fifth Avenue

Southeast corner at 98th Street

1165 Fifth Avenue

1165 Fifth Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This handsome apartment building was designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the foremost architect of luxury residential buildings in the city of his generation.

His other buildings on Fifth Avenue include 810, 825, 907, 920, 950, 988, 1030, 1035, 1060, 1115, 1120, 1143, 1148, 1150 and 1170 as well as 2 East 66th Street.

Erected in 1925, the 16-story building, which has 61 apartments, was converted to a cooperative in 1947. It is almost a twin of 1170 Fifth Avenue and their entrances face each other across the sidestreet. 1170 Fifth Avenue was built as a cooperative in 1926 and has the same number of stories and apartments as 1165, and both buildings were built by Dwight P. Robinson & Company and owned by J. H. C. Corporation of which John H. Carpenter was president.

Carpenter had built a similar set of "twins" just before this pair at 1115 and 1120 Fifth Avenue at 93rd Street. Needless to say, these "twins" are the epitome of "contextual" architecture. Both have very large and handsome wrought-iron marquees over their entrances on the sidestreet.

These two are one block north of the westbound Central Park transverse road at 97th Street and a block south of the large "campus" of Mt. Sinai Hospital. They are also quite close to a school and a church and many of the interesting cultural institutions along Fifth Avenue’s "Museum Mile."

A local subway station is at 96th Street and Lexington Avenue and a large children’s playground is just within Central Park on the south side of 96th Street.

This building has a doorman, a concierge, and sidewalk landscaping, but no balconies, no garage and no health club.

It is very close to Mt. Sinai Hospital and close to Fifth Avenue's "Museum Mile."

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