By Carter B. Horsley
This large and very handsome apartment building
was erected in 1926 and converted to a cooperative in 1953.
The richly decorated, red-brick facade with
rope quoins and an interesting cornice is one of the most attractive
on the avenue. The building has a two-story limestone base and
a very deep and impressive lobby and 48 apartments.
It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose
other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 910, 911,
930, 941, 970, 983, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.
The 14-story building, which has a doorman
but no sidewalk landscaping, inconsistent fenestration and protruding
air-conditioners, is a block north of Lenox Hill Hospital across
the avenue. It is also close to many boutiques and art galleries
along Madison Avenue as well as many restaurants and cultural
institutions in the area. A local subway station on Lexington
Avenue at 77th Street. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street.
It has no garage and no health club.