By Carter B. Horsley
This very handsome apartment house was designed
by George F. Pelham Jr., the architect also of 785 and 1120 Park
Avenue and the very handsome Hudson River Gardens and Castle Village
developments a few blocks north of the George Washington Bridge.
It was built in 1925 and converted to a cooperative
The 15-story building, which has fine views
of Central Park, has 43 apartments. A large childrens playground
is nearby one block to the north inside the park.
This Carnegie Hill stretch of Fifth Avenue
is very attractive as it was fully developed before World War
II and has a very consistent architectural character, interrupted
only by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museums famous curved
building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright several blocks south at
89th Street. The sidestreets between Fifth and Madison Avenues
are very handsome here.
This building has fine architectural detailing
and a very attractive canopied entrance with nice sidewalk landscaping.
This area has many private schools and there
are several nice restaurants nearby on Madison Avenue. Cross-town
bus service is at 96th and 97th Streets. This is one of the quietest
areas of Fifth Avenue.