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929 Park Avenue

Between 80th & 81st Streets

929 Park Avenue

929 Park Avenue is midblock building

By Carter B. Horsley

Although one often thinks of Park Avenue’s apartment buildings as limestone palaces, at least on their lower floors, there are many quite distinctive non-limestone facades such as this one.

Its first story is decorated with unglazed terracotta elements and the beige-brick facade is deeply grouted to great effect and enhanced by many bay windows. The lobby is not large but quite handsomely arcaded. The design touches here are subtle and notable.

The midblock building was designed by Pickering & Walker, the architects also of 969 Park Avenue. This building was erected in 1913 and converted to a cooperative in 1959 and has 38 apartments. Architect Arthur Weiser oversaw a remodeling of the building in 1935.

It is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many boutiques and art galleries along Madison.

Cross-town buses run on 79th Street and one of the city’s best schools, PS 6, is nearby in this very desirable neighborhood. A local subway station is at Lexington Avenue and 77th Street.

The building has a canopied entrance with a doorman but no sidewalk landscaping and no garage.

 

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