By Carter B. Horsley
Erected in 1933, this very interesting and
excellent Art Deco apartment building was converted to a condominium
The 17-story, narrow, midblock building has
only 20 apartments.
It was designed by George F. Pelham.
Above its one-story limestone base, the facade
consists of yellow-beige brick and some terracotta ornamentation.
The second through the fifth floors have pilasters of rounded
bricks that are topped by one-story-high floral ornamentation.
The overall effect is subtle and sophisticated.
The doorman building, which has consistent
fenestration, attractive wall entrance lanterns and sidewalk landscaping,
but no garage and no health club, is close to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and on the same block as one of
the city’s best schools, PS 6, which is on Madison Avenue.
There are several other schools in the area as well as numerous
religious institutions and there is good cross-town bus service
on 79th Street.