By Carter B. Horsley
With its very large windows
with limestone reveals, great copper cornice and imposing balconies,
this is one of the most elegant apartment buildings in the city.
Erected in 1912 and converted
to a condominium in 1986, this 12-story building has 37 units.
It was designed by Ralph S. Townsend.
The grey-brick building has
a three-story rusticated limestone base with very handsome limestone
balconies on the fourth floor and smaller balconies with garlands
near the top. The building's entrance on the sidestreet has no
canopy but two polished granite columns and a very impressive
broken pediment reveal around the second floor window above the
entrance that leads to a small but handsome lobby. Canopies normally
make a building appear more impressive, but here the absence of
a canopy permits a better view of the impressive entrance, a reminder
that many buildings have obscured their handsome entrances with
The building, which permits
protruding air-conditioners, is notable for its lush landscaping,
much of which covers the lower portions of the building.
This is one of the most attractive
areas along West End Avenue and is very convenient to Riverside
Park and neighborhood shopping on Broadway.