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Park House

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Published on:  2020-04-28 12:58:00

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This is a cooperative apartment building in the Plaza District in Midtown Manhattan. It was built in 1911 and is considered to be one of the most elegant Beaux-Arts apartment houses in Manhattan. This handsome Beaux-Arts style building was designed by Walter Boughton Chambers, AIA. Walter B. Chambers founded the Atelier Masqueray-Chambers – the first atelier for architectural studies in the United States based on the French Beaux-Arts system. The building's limestone facade is accented by 2 tiers of balconies, the first at the second floor level, and the last on the uppermost floor. Additionally a juliet balcony hangs from the central window of the 8th floor. The wrought iron railings feature Greek key motifs in the corners. The architectural firm of Flagg & Chambers, a partnership of Walter B. Chambers and Ernest Flagg, were commissioned to design the 9-story building. In 1912, the Park House won an American Institute of Architects Award in the category "1912, Over Six Stories" for architect Walter B. Chambers.

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