By Carter B. Horsley
This 16-story apartment building was erected
in 1924 and converted to a cooperative in 1954. It has only two
apartments per floor.
It was erected by Harris H. Uris, an immigrant
from Latvia, whose family would become one of the city's most
important developers of office buildings after World War II. The
building was designed by Nathan Korn.
The building has a prime Carnegie Hill location
diagonally across the avenue from the handsome Brick Presbyterian
Church that was designed by George F. Pelham Jr. Because the north
side of the sidestreet here has several low-rise buildings, this
building, which has a sidestreet entrance, has more open views
than many other buildings on the avenue.
It has a two-story limestone base and attractive
terracotta window reveals on the third floor. The doorman building
has a nice cornice and inconsistent fenestration. It has a sidestreet
There are many fine private schools in this
neighborhood as well as many cultural and religious institutions.
This is one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods for families
and there are several charming restaurants and boutiques nearby
on Madison Avenue.