By Carter B. Horsley
This impressive apartment building has considerable
"light and air" because it is across the avenue from
the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and its school
and related facilities.
The 16-story, red-brick building was erected
in 1925 and was converted to a cooperative in 1981.
It has 55 apartments and a very deep and long
The building, which has a two-story-high, limestone
base with arched windows, has a cornice two floors below its top
that gets smaller in the central portion of the building’s
long sidestreet facade. The building has sidewalk landscaping,
protruding air-conditioners and inconsistent fenestration.
It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose
other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 888, 911,
930, 941, 970, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.
The building is close to the Metropolitan Museum
of Art on Fifth Avenue and there are other schools and religious
institutions nearby. Cross-town buses run on 86th Street and an
express subway station is at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street.