41 West 124th Street, now the Church of Antioch, is a battered but still commanding survivor from the Mount Morris Park District’s brownstone days. A growth of ivy adds a picturesque note to its appearance – but the coat of white paint was a mistake.
Following the vogue started by The Dakota for naming luxurious apartment houses after the Western territories, The Montana at 35-38 Mount Morris Park West is the grandest such building to face the park and was designed in 1900 by George Pelham, who also designed Two West 120th Street a year later. A stern essay in… Continue reading
32-34 Mount Morris Park West are a well-preserved trio of houses similar to those at 26-30. They were designed by Charles Baxter in 1881. 34 MMPW is of note for its still partially-extant observatory, which was installed in the early 20th century by the Dwight Family, who also built 31 MMPW next door. Not visible… Continue reading
A substantial essay in Roman brick, 31 Mount Morris Park West, also known as the James Dwight Mansion, was constructed for one of the founders of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Designed by Frank H. Smith, a Boston artist and theatrical designer, in a sophisticated mix of Romanesque and Renaissance detailing. Featuring a beautiful portico… Continue reading
The very handsome brownstones at 23-30 Mount Morris Park West exhibit the full catalogue of Italianate and Greek Revival details associated with the classic type. They were designed by A. B. Van Duesen in 1880-81. The northernmost townhouse has suffered the removal of its original front stoop and entrance, but otherwise the row is remarkably… Continue reading