By Carter B. Horsley
This extremely attractive and elegant apartment
building was erected in 1914 and converted to a cooperative in
1946. Its beige brick facade is very finely detailed and has a
great top with woven patterning and very nice wrought-iron balconies
as well a handsome decorative balcony on the top floor.
The 12-story building, which replaced eight
row houses on the sidestreet, was designed by George and Edward
Blum. The Blums designed many other Park Avenue apartment buildings
including 791, 830, 940 and 1075.
Over the years, this building has had many
prominent residents including television personality Barbara Walters,
music publisher Rudolph Schirmer, and Paine Webber chief executive
officer Donald B. Marron Jr.
The building, which has a sidestreet entrance,
has 25 apartments, a canopied entrance and a doorman but no garage,
no health club and no sundeck.
This section of Park Avenue is very desirable
because it has several very handsome low-rise buildings and churches
that make it architecturally quite interesting. It is also very
close to midtown and convenient to many fashionable boutiques
and restaurants along Madison Avenue and is not too far from Central