By Carter B. Horsley
Impressive in its girth that is nicely modulated
by numerous stringcourses, this Italian Renaissance-palazzo-style
apartment building was erected in 1921 and converted to a condominium
The 12-story building has 71 apartments.
It was designed by Pickering & Walker and
remodeled in 1941 by Emery Roth.
The building, which has a light-yellow brick
facade above a one-story granite base with granite window reveals,
has a nicely rusticated, one-and-half-story limestone entrance
that steps up into the lobby. The entrance is flanked by lanterns
and the building, which has no sidewalk landscaping, has a large,
The building has a doorman, but no garage.
It is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue
and there are several schools and religious institutions in the
area. There is good cross-town bus service on 79th Street.