Carter B. Horsley
This very handsome, 16-story apartment
building was erected in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in
1962. It has 48 apartments.
It was designed by George and Edward Blum whose other buildings include 565, 840, 850, 875 and 929 Park Avenue.
The building, which has
fine Central Park views, has a three-story limestone base and
consistent fenestration. It also has some interesting terracotta
decoration including a frieze above the third floor, which has some
arched windows, and more on the top three floors of the building where
there are some balconies and very elaborate and interesting detailing.
It has a step-down lobby and a canopied, side-street
entrance with a concierge on the sidestreet and permits protruding
This stretch of Central
Park West is very pleasant with several very interesting buildings
nearby. A subway station and cross-town bus service is four blocks
away at 96th Street.
The building is not far
from Trinity School on 91st Street west of Columbus Avenue, one
of the city's finest. It has a step-down lobby, no garage and