1 West 126th Street

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

2002 Fifth Avenue

A red brick box with lick-n-stick balconies, 2002 Fifth Avenue is little more than passable hackwork.

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

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.

10 Mount Morris Park West

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