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876 Park Avenue

Southwest corner at 78th Street


876 Park Avenue

876 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This nicely detailed, 13-story building, which was designed by Rouse & Goldstone, was erected in 1917 and converted to a cooperative in 1947.

It has 26 apartments.

876 Park Avenue entrance

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 860.

The red-brick building, which replaced a stable, has some attractive curved wrought-iron balconies and is flanked to its south and west by two of the very few modern buildings on the Upper East Side, a townhouse designed by Robert A. M. Stern and the silvery, abstract facade of the Ramaz School by Conklin & Rossant, respectively.

The building is a block north and across the avenue from the "pink" pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital, but it is also close to many boutiques and art galleries along Madison Avenue, many restaurants and cultural institutions in the area and a local subway station on Lexington Avenue at 77th Street. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street.

It has a canopied, one-step-up entrance flanked by pairs of thin, fluted columns. It has a doorman and an exposed rooftop watertank. It has no garage and no health club. It has limestone quoins on its lower three floors.

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