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1100 Park Avenue

Northwest corner at 89th Street

1100 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

One of the most interesting buildings on Park Avenue, this 18-story structure was designed by DePace & Juster in an eclectic style that incorporates many Venetian-style ornaments.

The three-story base of the building is covered in a warm, yellow marble and the rest of the building, which was erected in 1930, has a dark brown masonry facade that has an unusual, delicate and simple design pattern that divides the facade into bays. The building’s facades are punctuated by several terracotta ornamental balconies and cornices with pointed arch designs.

The facade detailing is excellent and fascinating as the eye darts about it. Some recent restoration near the top was done with a lighter color brick, but time and New York’s less than always pure air should "weather" eventually.

The building was converted to a cooperative in 1955 and has 80 large apartments.

It is located in the heart of the Carnegie Hill neighborhood and is down the block from the very attractive St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church. Other religious buildings are nearby as are many charming restaurants, major museums and many of the city’s finest schools.

The area has excellent public transportation with frequent cross-town bus service on 86th Street and an express subway station at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street. A large supermarket is two blocks away on Madison Avenue and an excellent food store is two blocks away on Lexington Avenue near a major Barnes & Noble bookstore, an HMV music store and several movie theaters.

The building has no garage.

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