Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Upper West Side, Riverside Drive Between 105th and 106th Streets

Mary Sargent © 2009 …….. click to enlarge

I took this photograph because the panels beside the door were glittering so much in the sun they looked like sequins (unfortunately, the camera didn't capture that – please use your imaginations). Then I crossed the street to examine those sequins and was pretty surprised by what they actually were.

Mary Sargent © 2009 ……… click to enlarge

There you have it. I wonder how they got that by the Landmarks Commission?

Yes, it turns out that this is part of the historical district, and the building is described, in part, as "a very formal limestone building preceded by an unusual entrance stoop composed of console bracket scrolls set on blocks. . . The house provides a dignified transition to the magnificent corner 'River Mansion' . . ."

Tomorrow night: River Mansion.

See map.

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