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
Larger overall than the buildings lining the south side of West 120th Street, 4-9 Mount Morris Park West is a handsome row that displays a Beaux Arts sensibility translated into the traditional brownstone associated with New York rowhouses of an earlier era. 4-6 were designed by Gilbert A. Schellenger in 1893 and 7-9 were designed… Continue reading
The elegant row that stands at 26-40 West 120th Street shows a greater level of overall finish than its neighbors to the east, but is slightly more old-fashioned in terms of architectural style, which here harks back to the Italianate of the immediate post-Civil War period. Like 12-24, it was probably erected as a speculative… Continue reading
The townhouses that line 12-24 West 120th Street were probably erected as a speculative development. Built with red brick and brownstone trim, the style is an eclectic mixture of Neo-Grec and Queen Anne details.
A once-grand Italianate mansion designed by noted architect Samuel Warner, little remains of 815 Fifth Avenue’s original appearance – and that little will soon be replaced by a new apartment house with a limestone façade. Vintage photos show an attractive residence very much in keeping with the classic brownstone style. Built in 1871, the house… Continue reading