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131 East 66th Street

The Studio Building

 
 
131 East 66th Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2009
1. 131 East 66th Street Marker
Inscription. This striking Italian Renaissance-inspired studio building was constructed 1905-06 as a cooperative apartment house. Designed by Charles A. Platt, who resided here from 1906 until his death in 1933. The building expresses the architect's highly individualistic style. Crowned by an elaborate projecting cornice, the limestone elevations are handsomely proportioned and feature a rhythmic grouping of windows. The two entrances are distinguished with massive columns and broken pediments.

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
2006
 
Erected 2006 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 45.995′ N, 73° 57.89′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 66th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 East 66th Street, New York NY 10021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington School for the Deaf (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manhattan House (about 600 feet away); Andy Warhol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Evans Hughes
131 East 66th Street Marker - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2009
2. 131 East 66th Street Marker - Wide Shot
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. ¼ mile away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. ¼ mile away); Eglise Française du St. Esprit (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Vliet Lindsay (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the west (left) edge of the building as one faces the front, i.e. at the corner of East 66th and Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Charles A. Platt. Wikipedia.org's article on Charles A. Platt (1861-1933), the landscape architect and designer, who designed this building, as well as the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. (Submitted on September 9, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
131 East 66th Street - Front Entrance, Showing Columns and Broken Pediment image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2009
3. 131 East 66th Street - Front Entrance, Showing Columns and Broken Pediment
131 East 66th Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2009
4. 131 East 66th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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