New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The George and Martha Whitney House
New York City Designated Landmark
120 East 80th Street, built in 1929-30 for the prominent financier George Whitney, was designed by the architectural firm of Cross & Cross. Inspired by eighteenth-century English and American sources, its aesthetic is unmistakably of the twentieth century. The wide six-story façade incorporates skillfully-laid Flemish bond brickwork and a semicircular marble portico with fluted Doric columns. Notable for its elegant proportions, the Whitney house is the most elaborate of the four adjoining landmark buildings on the block.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Erected 2004 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 46.553′ N, 73° 57.553′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 80th Street east of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 East 80th St, New York NY 10075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Junior League of the City of New York (a few steps from this marker); 133 East 80th Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome Robbins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pale Male (about 700 feet away); Ada Louise Huxtable (about 700 feet away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry F. Sinclair House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding The George and Martha Whitney House. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
As for these Whitneys, there is almost nothing more to be found.
Also see . . . The 1930 George Whitney House - No. 120 East 80th Street. Daytonian in Manhattan entry (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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