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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Manchester House, on the Upper West Side

Manchester House, nyc
Photo by myself on 79th Street and Amsterdam, on the Upper West Side.

This photo from the stash looks like it was taken in England, but not so.

Manchester House is a large co-op building on the Upper West Side. Elaborate ironwork and stone adorns the entrance.

Random blocks of stone break up the brick areas above the first floor, as if the building were built over a long time. It was actually built in 1926 by Emery Roth, who designed many of the large, high end apartment buildings in Manhattan.

Little pointy hats sit on top of the lights. My guess is they are designed to look like gas lights, with openings for air to escape.

Related posts: A Dash of Charm, in the Village, 901 Broadway, in the Flatiron District, and Twilight, on West 4th Street.


SRQ said...

Beautiful building. You're right...it does have an English feel to it.

RedPat said...


Banjo52 said...

I like it, but have a feeling it's just an inch out of my price range--and I'd be riff raff to its clientele--which probably suits me.

biebkriebels said...

It looks like England for sure, shouldn't expect it in NY.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

That stone is just stunning Kitty - nice find!

dianasfaria.com said...

I'd love to see the inside of this place.

Ken Mac said...

love it