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

243-249 Fifth Avenue

Replacing The Knickerbocker, one of New York’s earliest apartment houses, the gothic skyscraper at 243-249 Fifth Avenue was designed by George Pelham and finished in 1927.  The highly modeled setbacks on the upper floors incorporate a hexagonal water tower.  The lobby is a classic of its kind, a swanky, atmospheric space that suggests a lush… Continue reading