The first building in Harlem to go co-op, 1 West 126th Street is built out of bright orange-red brick. Home to numerous African-American celebrities, including singer and actress Eartha Kitt, bandleader Billy Eckstine and famed gospel singer Della Reese, 1 West 126th Street was built in 1940, and is a typical example of late Art… Continue reading
A red brick box with lick-n-stick balconies, 2002 Fifth Avenue is little more than passable hackwork.
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