By Carter B. Horsley
Many of the avenues older apartment buildings,
and hotels, were designed with deep "wells," or "courts,"
to provide more "light and air," but such designs often
were a bit dreary. This building, however, is an exception as
its light-colored facades and nice detailing give it considerable
elegance. The major "well" here is over the entrance
and large lobby and because of the very handsome protruding window
bays, the building seems to be like sentries standing at attention.
The 12-story apartment building was erected
in 1909 and converted to a cooperative in 1957. It has 48 apartments
and was designed by Pickering & Walker.
The building is across 76th Street from Lenox
Hill Hospital, but fortunately that institutions "pink"
pavilion and major entrance are on 77th Street as is the busy
local subway station on Lexington Avenue.
The neighborhood here is very attractive with
many charming restaurants and important art galleries nearby along
This building has an exposed rooftop watertank,
a canopied entrance, a doorman, and a concierge but no sidewalk
landscaping, no balconies, no garage and no health club.