By Carter B. Horsley
Erected in 1915, this attractive, dark red-brick
apartment building was converted to a cooperative in 1978. The
facade’s composition is quite strong with two-story pilasters
near the top and pronounced window reveals on the third floor.
The 13-story, midblock building has 33 apartments.
Beneath the canopy, there is a nice fan grill in front of a marble
slab above the entrance to the building’s small lobby.
The building was designed by Robert T. Lyons,
whose other Park Avenue structures include 993 and 1155.
The building, which has consistent new fenestration
and protruding air-conditioners, is close to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. There are several
schools in the area as well as numerous religious institutions
and there is good cross-town bus service on 79th Street. The building
has sidewalk landscaping and a doorman but no garage and no health