By Carter B. Horsley
This nicely detailed, 13-story building, which
was designed by Rouse & Goldstone, was erected in 1917 and
converted to a cooperative in 1947.
It has 26 apartments.
The architects were best known for their design
of the Montana apartments at 375 Park Avenue on the site of the
Seagram Building and their other Park Avenue buildings are 45
Park, a hotel, and the apartment buildings at 760 and 860.
The red-brick building, which replaced a stable,
has some attractive curved wrought-iron balconies and is flanked
to its south and west by two of the very few modern buildings
on the Upper East Side, a townhouse designed by Robert A. M. Stern
and the silvery, abstract facade of the Ramaz School by Conklin
& Rossant, respectively.
The building is a block north and across the
avenue from the "pink" pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital,
but it is also close to many boutiques and art galleries along
Madison Avenue, many restaurants and cultural institutions in
the area and a local subway station on Lexington Avenue at 77th
Street. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street.
It has a canopied, one-step-up entrance flanked
by pairs of thin, fluted columns. It has a doorman and an exposed
rooftop watertank. It has no garage and no health club. It has
limestone quoins on its lower three floors.