“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Alwyn Court Apartments

Alwyn Court Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Alwyn Court Apartments Marker
Inscription. This richly ornamented apartment house, built in 1907-1909, is unique in the city. The architects, Harde & Short, took full advantage of the economies of terra cotta, a material then much in vogue. A single mold could be used time and again for casting clay blocks which were later fired and glazed. The profusion of intricate detail that covers the entire building is in the style of Francis I, the great art patron of Renaissance France. his personal symbol, a crowned salamander, is prominently displayed.
Erected 1973 by New York Community Trust.
Location. 40° 45.95′ N, 73° 58.767′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 West 58th Street, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Alwyn Court Apartments (a few steps from this marker); 163-165 West 57th Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Osborne Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Bernstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodin Studios
Alwyn Court Apartments image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Alwyn Court Apartments
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 130 West 57th Street (about 400 feet away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (about 700 feet away); Artists' Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 

2. Overview of The Alwyn Court, 180 West 58th Street. Includes a history of the Alwyn Court.
"The city's most ornate building, the Alwyn Court is a classic New York real estate story of riches to rags and back." (Submitted on December 11, 2009.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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