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
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.
10 Mount Morris Park West is an anomalous if attractive intrusion into a district that displays a marked late 19th century architectural character; built in 1923, it rises seven stories. Ironically, its prior use was as a penitentiary – the Parkside Correctional Facility for women. It was converted to residential use in 2006 and now… Continue reading
Two West 12oth Street, designed in 1900 by George Pelham, is a very handsome Beaux Arts apartment house in the Anglo-French style. Its deep red brick makes a dramatic contract with the more somber brownstones that line this block of West 120th Street. Ironically, the first building on Fifth Avenue in the Mount Morris Historic District is… Continue reading
A flashy anomaly in the neighborhood, 1485 Fifth Avenue, also known as “Fifth on the Park”, is a 2007 design by FXFOWLE Architects. A highly sculptural ground floor is offset by a red brick approximation of Art Moderne above; the effect is playful if somewhat aggressively so. FXFOWLE Architects’ credits include the mock-deconstructionist 4 Time… Continue reading