Monday, February 28, 2022
Saturday, February 26, 2022
A private family will let one or two well furnished rooms to gentlemen, without board. Apply at 39 West Tenth street, near Fifth avenue.
To afford gratuitous aid to destitute girls, and especially to provide a temporary home for poor and friendless girls who are exposed to the temptations of the city, and after sufficient instruction, to provide them with positions in Christian families.
Friday, February 25, 2022
In 1861 the family of William H. Wood lived in the newly-built brownstone house at 128 East 31st Street (renumbered 233 in 1868). The 20-foot-wide, four-story house was designed in the popular Italianate style. Above the high stone stoop, the arched entrance was crowned with a classical pediment. Floor-to-ceiling windows added drama as well as light and ventilation into the parlor. The openings of the second and third floors, sitting upon bracketed sills, wore pronounced molded cornices, while the simpler architrave frames of the top floor windows were gently arched.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
In the 1850's elegant homes rose along Lexington Avenue in the fashionable Murray Hill neighborhood. Typical of them was the 19-foot-wide house at 344 Lexington Avenue, between 39th and 40th Streets. One of a row of identical brownstone-fronted residences, it rose four stories above an English basement. Its Italianate design featured a double-doored entrance beneath an impressive arched pediment, floor-to-ceiling parlor windows, and molded architrave frames around the elliptically arched upper openings.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The house was identical to the other six along the row. Designed in the neo-Grec style, its openings sat within architrave frames, each having a molded cornice and bracketed sills. Identical pressed metal cornices graced each house along the row.
Mack's first long-term tenant came in 1917 when Nelson W. Greenhut and his wife, the former Cecile Erstein, moved in. Greenhut was a partner in the private banking firm of Greenhut & Co., founded by his father, Joseph B. Greenhut. (Joseph Greenhut had distinguished himself in the battle of Gettysburg, earning a special commendation from Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson.)