41 West 124th Street, now the Church of Antioch, is a battered but still commanding survivor from the Mount Morris Park District’s brownstone days. A growth of ivy adds a picturesque note to its appearance – but the coat of white paint was a mistake.
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
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