Every Building on Fifth

35-38 Mount Morris Park West, The Montana

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

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

31 Mount Morris Park West

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

26-30 Mount Morris Park West

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

20-24 Mount Morris Park West

20-24 Mount Morris Park West is an attractive triple-apartment building built with three separate entrances in 1900 – two on Mount Morris Park and one ofn West 122nd Street.  Containing 21 apartments, it displays a variant on the Beaux Arts style.  The yellow brick is unusual.