By Carter B. Horsley
This very attractive, 12-story building, which
was designed by Rouse & Goldstone, was erected in 1914 and
converted to a cooperative in 1920.
The architects were best known for their design
of the Montana apartments at 375 Park Avenue on the site of the
Seagram Building and their other Park Avenue buildings are 45
Park, a hotel, and the apartment buildings at 760 and 876.
The light beige brick building has arched windows
on its second floor and garlands run around the top of its facade
and at the base of the third story. The building, which has 51
apartments, has a very impressive, Wedgewood-style lobby.
According to James Trager, the author of "Park
Avenue, Street of Dreams," (Atheneum, 1990), the building
replaced four row houses, three stables and two vacant lots.
The doorman building is across Park Avenue
from the "pink" pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital, but
it is also close to many fashionable restaurants, boutiques and
art galleries along Madison Avenue and a local subway station
on Lexington Avenue at 77th Street. It has no garage and no health
club. The facade shows signs of renovation.