988 Fifth Avenue

Containing only a dozen apartments, 988 Fifth Avenue is another high-quality design by J.E.R. Carpenter.  Inspired by Italian Renaissance palazzos, the building was completed in 1926.

950 Fifth Avenue

Another of the many high-quality designs by J.E.R. Carpenter, 950 Fifth Avenue is an unusually slender building for its height, suggesting, particularly at the lower floors, a stretched version of the mansion it presumably replaced.  Like the Harkness Mansion at 1 East 75th Street, the narrow lot occasioned a side entrance, but here the building… Continue reading

920 Fifth Avenue

Another J.E.R. Carpenter design, 920 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1922 and features handsome exterior detailing. The vast apartments within feature multiple working fireplaces among other amenities.

907 Fifth Avenue

One of J.E.R. Carpenter’s most substantial buildings, 907 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1916 and was the first such building to replace an existing mansion (998 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1910 but was constructed on an open lot).  The building won Carpenter the gold medal of the American Institute of Architects for 1916 and… Continue reading

4 East 66th Street/845 Fifth Avenue

A conservative but well-proportioned building, 4 East 66th Street, also known as 845 Fifth Avenue, was designed by J.E.R. Carpenter in 1920.  Carpenter was at the front of new zoning changes for this stretch of Fifth Avenue, bringing a lawsuit against the city that resulted in the widespread development of the Upper East Side with… Continue reading