By Carter B. Horsley
Although only 12-stories tall, this building,
which was erected in 1912 and converted to a cooperative in 1948,
conveys an impressive sense of monumentality.
It has 50 apartments.
The beige-brick building, which has a two-story,
rusticated limestone base, was designed by George and Edward Blum,
whose other Park Avenue structures include 555, 591, 830, 840,
940 and 1075. This building has some very attractive balconies
with small but nice wrought-iron railings and an interesting roofline
that abstractly resembles battlements. The building has consistent
and attractive multi-paned fenestration and some protruding air-conditioners.
There are steps up into the lobby and the building has some sidewalk
landscaping and very handsome bronze entrance doors.
The doorman building is convenient to many
boutiques and art galleries along Madison Avenue, numerous restaurants
in the area and a local subway station on Lexington Avenue at
77th Street. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street one block to
the north and Lenox Hill Hospital is one block south. The building,
which has no garage and no health club, is close to Lenox Hill