A substantial essay in Roman brick, 31 Mount Morris Park West, also known as the James Dwight Mansion, was constructed for one of the founders of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Designed by Frank H. Smith, a Boston artist and theatrical designer, in a sophisticated mix of Romanesque and Renaissance detailing. Featuring a beautiful portico… 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
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.
Called “one of the oddest church buildings in New York” by historian Andrew Dolkart, the astonishing Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church is a massive pile of Romanesque, Classical and High Eclectic effects that maintains a fortress-like presence on its corner. The interior is almost equally unusual; architect Thomas H. Poole designed the building in 1905-1906…. Continue reading
11-14 Mount Morris Park West is one of Harlem’s best rows, designed in 1889 by James E. Ware in a massive Richardsonian-inspired style that includes a turret-like bay on the corner dwelling and stonework and steep gables throughout. Ware is best known for inventing the “dumbbell plan” for New York tenements, which allows light into… Continue reading