By Carter B. Horsley
This impressive, limestone-clad, 14-story apartment
building has many duplex units and is at the west end of one of
the city’s most impressive sidestreet blocks, which contains
several major mansions. This area is one of the most attractive
on the Upper East Side.
The building, which was designed by Delano
& Aldrich, was erected as a cooperative in 1907 and has only
30 apartments. The beige-brick facade has a large cartouche near
the top facing the avenue. The three-story rusticated limestone
base of the building has a rounded ledge and there are stoops
leading to professional offices in the building along the sidestreet.
The building has some arched windows on the second floor.
The building, which has a two-step-up canopied
entrance and no sidewalk landscaping and no garage, is not far
from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many boutiques and art
galleries along Madison.
Cross-town buses run on 79th Street and one
of the city’s best schools, PS 6, is nearby in this very
desirable neighborhood. A local subway station is at Lexington
Avenue and 77th Street.