By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive, 16-story building was designed
by York & Sawyer, the architectural firm best known for its
great bank buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank at 33
Liberty Street, the Bowery Savings Bank at 110 East 42nd Street
and the former Central Savings Bank at 2100 Broadway at 73rd Street.
The building, which has a three-story, rusticated
limestone base and attractive decorative medallions in arched
elements over second-story windows, has only one apartment per
floor. The top floor has a different fenestration pattern and
It was erected in 1925 and converted to a cooperative
in 1945. The building's address is chiseled above its bronze entrance
doors and there is a nice ledge beneath some of the first story
windows. The lobby has a coffered ceiling.
The building, which is missing some balconies,
is diagonally across Park Avenue from the "pink" pavilion
of Lenox Hill Hospital, but it is also close to many fashionable
restaurants, boutiques and art galleries along Madison Avenue
and a local subway station on Lexington Avenue at 77th Street.
It has handsome bronze entrance doors but no sidewalk landscaping,
no garage and no health club.