"Streetscapes" Columns by Christopher Gray (Published in the Sunday Edition of the New York Times)

The following is a compiled list of all Streetscapes Articles from 1987-2/25/1999 that focus on sites in District 6 of Manhattan. The New York City Deparment of City Planning defines District 6 as the neighborhoods: Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Gramercy, and Stuyvesant Town. This district is bordered by 14th Street to the South, 4th Ave to the West with two convex dimples to include Gramercy Park and Grand Central Station, 60th Street to the North, and FDR Drive to the East.

This list was compiled from a list of all Streetscapes Articles from 1987-2/25/1999 compiled by Jeff Cohen for the Society of Architectural Historians. The original list and information on how to access the actual articles can be found here.

The entries list the date of publication, the topic of the article (usually a specific building with an address) and then the architects involved with the site. They are organized chronologically by neighborhood.


teens

12.06.92 Q&A: Labor Temple, 244 East 14th (1925) Emery Roth

07.26.98 Grace Chapel, 414 East 14th (1896) Barney & Chapman

06.01.97 Q&A:Relocated lantern, 201 East 16th, (1891/1910) George H. Griebel / Grosvenor Atterbury

03.13.94 Irving/deWolfe house, swc 17th & Irving (1844/1890's) Elsie deWolfe

09.04.94 Q&A: apartment, 81 Irving Place (1930) George F. Pelham

08.14.94 Gramercy elevator ("oldest"), 34 Gramercy Park East (1883) George DaCunha/ Elisha Otis/ Robert Meadows

07.08.90 Apartment house, 129 East 17th St. (1879) Napoleon LeBrun/ Joseph Pell Lombardi

12.02.90 Q&A: Stables/studios, 127-129 East 19th St.(1861/1898) Hoppin & Koen/ August Pauli

01.19.97 Block Beautiful, East 19th, Irving to Third (1910's) Frederick Sterner/ Robert Chanler/ Frank Forster/ Thomas Tsue/ Cicognani Kalla/ Richard Ayotte

07.26.92 F. Berkeley Smith stable/studio, 129 East 19th (1861/1899/1903) August Pauli/ Craig F. R. Drake/ Robert H. Robertson

12.18.94 Decker Building, 33 Union Square West (1893) John H. Edelman/ Alfred Zucker/ Louis H. Sullivan/ Joseph Pell Lombardi

 

20's

05.08.88 Sage Foundation, swc 22nd St. & Lexington Avenue (1915/1975) Grosvenor Atterbury

09.05.93 Q&A: The Cleveland, 126 East 24th (1847/1875/1939) Renwick & Sands/ Samuel Lichtenstein

11.08.87 Fiss, Doerr & Carroll, 147 East 24th St. (1907) Horgan & Slattery

12.22.91 Municipal Lodging House, 432 East 25th (1909) Raymond Almirall

03.06.94 Q&A: Bramhall Playhouse, 138 East 27th (1915+) --

06.13.93 Q&A: Chez Morgue playhouse, 118 East 29th (1851) Moses Larkin

10.04.98 Tiffany Glass & Decorating, 333 Park Avenue South (1875/1891) C.

06.02.96 Q&A: Foltis-Fischer, 411 Park Avenue South (1930) Erhard DjorupMarkham/Louis Comfort Tiffany

 

30's

03.17.91 Q&A: Rowhouse, 208 East 32nd Street (1856) --

06.02.96 Q&A: Straus laboratory, 350 East 32nd (1906) John H. Duncan

09.02.90 Q&A: Billings model tenements, 326 & 330 East 35th St. (1902) Edward T. Potter/ Withers & Andrews

11.10.91 Sniffen Court at East 36th (1854/1922) DeSuarez & Hatton

 

40's

05.15.94 Tudor City Gardens, Prospect Place, 41st-43rd Streets (1927/1950) Fred F. French/ Sheffield Arnold/ J. J. Levinson

10.08.95 Socony-Mobil Building, 150 East 42nd (1956) - deciding not to update Harrison & Abramovitz/ John B. Peterkin

06.21.98 Grand Central Terminal (1871/1898/1900/1913) John B. Snook/Bradford Lee Gilbert/William Wilgus/ Samuel Huckel/Warren & Wetmore/Reed & Stem

10.11.98 Grand Central Terminal - tower project (1911/1954) Reed & Stem/Warren & Wetmore/ Fellheimer & Wagner/ I. M. Pei/Emery Roth/Marcel Breuer/Gruzen & Partners

01.09.94 Campbell private office, Grand Central Terminal (1924) A. N. Allen

06.18.89 Colorama, Grand Central Terminal (1950) Adolph Stuber

03.02.97 Q&A: Grand Central Palace, 480 Lexington (1911) Warren & Wetmore

12.17.95 Chrysler Building, 42nd & Lexington (1930) William Van Alen

01.14.90 Cloud Club, Chrysler Building, 42nd & Lexington (1930) William Van Alen

01.22.89 Q&A: Graybar Building, 43rd St. & Lexington Avenue (1927) Sloan & Robertson

11.02.97 Beaux-Arts apartments, 307 and 310 East 44th Street (1929) Hood / Murchison

09.03.95 Q&A: Graybar Building mural, 44th & Lexington (1927) Sloan & Robertson/ Edward Trumbull

07.18.93 Bickford's, nec 45th & Lexington (1930) F. Russell Stuckert/ James C. Jao

05.31.87 Grand Central Post Office, swc 45th & Lexington (1909) Warren & Wetmore

06.13.93 Q&A: Grand Central boiler house, East 49th Street (1912) Reed & Stem/ Warren & Wetmore

11.27.88 Turtle Bay Gardens, East 48th/49th Sts. (1920) Dean & Bottomley

11.26.95 Tudor City electrical sign, 45 Tudor City Place (1928) Fred F. French/ John Klausz

50's

01.15.95 General Electric Building, swc 51st & Lexington (1931) Cross & Cross/ WCA Design Group

06.28.98 Beekman Terrace, 455 East 51st (1925) Treanor & Fatio

08.16.87 PS 35, nwc 51st St. & First Avenue (1893/1904) George Debevoise

06.03.90 Q&A: Turtle Bay Music School 244 East 52nd St. (1865) Louis Burger

04.30.95 "Dead End" set - by Sidney Kingsley/ River House, 435 East 52nd/ 60 Sutton Place South (1931/1935/1955) Norman Bel Geddes/Bottomley,Wagner & White/ Arthur Weiser12.27.98 East 55th Street, Park to Lexington (1870s-1920s) William L. Bottomley/ Lord & Hewlett/ Pickering & Walker/ Elsie de Wolfe/Ogden Codman

03.27.88 Wooden houses, 312-314 East 53rd St. (1866) - Landmarks discrepancy 06.14.87

03.20.88 Wooden houses, 312-314 East 53rd St. (1866) - Landmarks discrepancy --

04.02.95 Temple Emanu-El, swc 55th & Lexington (1872/1948) Henry Fernbach/ James Riely Gordon/ Ahrens & Maher/ Kopple & Associates

09.03.95 Q&A: Crystal Buildings, 360 East 55th (1920's) Blum & Blum

04.19.98 East 57th Street, Lexington-Third William Bottomley / Ely Jacques Kahn / Michael Schimenti / Charles Romeyn

12.01.96 Q&A: Little buildings, 311-313 East 58th (1853) --

01.22.89 Q&A: Lambert Bros. Clock, nec 59th St. & Lexington (1930) E. Howard Clock Co

08.26.90 Gnome Bakery, 316 East 59th (1933) Adams & Prentice

 

09.21.97 National Arts Club (1884/1906) Pottier & Stymus / Calvert Vaux / Samuel Kitson / George B.Post / Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn

10.23.88 Q&A: 47 Irving Place - Oscar Wilde visit --

 


This list was compiled by Caroline Drucker '03 (Bryn Mawr College) for Cities 306 (Advanced Field Techniques: Places in Time)