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60 GRAMERCY PARK NORTH/120 EAST 22ND STREET
Architect: Emery Roth
1928

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The talented apartment-house architect Emery Roth was reponsible for the design of this large building with wings facing both Gramercy Park and East 22nd Street. The beige brick building, with limestone-fronted base, Renaissance-inspired terra-cotta detail, and rooftop water-tower pavilion, resembles other important Roth works of the late 1920s. the building is unusual for its use of Spanish as well as Italian architectural motifs. Of special interest are the Spanish tiles that appear on the buildingÕs cornice and on the roof of the water-tower pavilion. Ornament is used on the facades to accent the base, setbacks, and roofline. This use of ornate decoration on only a few sections of the building is typical of RothÕs finest designs. Here, twisted and bulbous columns, strapwork, shell, and eagles decorate the strategic portions or the street facades. In his monograph on Roth, Steve Ruttenbaum notes that " it was RothÕs intention that his sixteen-story building enhance the refined character of the neighborhood."

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GRAMERCY PARK EAST:

37
38


GRAMERCY PARK NORTH:

40
44
45
60


LEXINGTON AVENUE:

1
Gramercy Park Hotel
Park Gramercy


PARK AVENUE SOUTH:

Church Missions House
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


EAST 22ND STREET:

United Charities Building
Manhattan Trade School for Girls
Gramercy Arms
Sage House
Family Court Building
Children's Court
145
Gustavus Adolphus Swedish Lutheran Church
Parish House
Lexington
Miss E.L. Breese Carriage House
Gramercy Court
158


THIRD AVENUE


EAST 19TH STREET:

105
109
111 & 113
115 & 117
IRT Company Substation
112-114
116
118
120
122


IRVING PLACE:

65 & 71
67-69
81


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last revised 31 August 1998

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