Alwyn Court

Alwyn Court is just below Central Park on 7th Avenue. Definitely OT.

“The Alwyn Court, also known as The Alwyn, is an apartment building at 180 West 58th Street, at the southeast corner with Seventh Avenue, in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. The Alwyn Court was built between 1907 and 1909 and was designed by Harde & Short in the French Renaissance style. It is one of several luxury developments constructed along Seventh Avenue during the late 19th and early 20th century.

The building is thirteen stories tall. Its façade is clad with elaborate terracotta ornamentation in the Francis I style, with a main entrance on Seventh Avenue and 58th Street. Inside is an octagonal courtyard with a painted façade by artist Richard Haas, as well as a location of the Petrossian caviar bar. The Alwyn Court was originally built with twenty-two elaborately decorated apartments, two on every floor, which typically had fourteen rooms and five bathrooms. The interior was subdivided into 75 apartments in 1938.” Alwyn Court wiki | TheReaderWiki

For Thursday Doors 2/3/2022

37 thoughts on “Alwyn Court

  1. eyedancer 2022-02-18 / 2:11 pm

    This building is stunning. How I envy your skill at taking beautiful pictures.

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-02-18 / 2:14 pm

      Thankyou. These are taken with my cell. I did post processing in Lightroom to enhance them. Anyone can do that with a little effort. 🙂

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  2. memadtwo 2022-02-06 / 6:52 pm

    I love that building! My dentist is just down the street. Your photos are much better than any I have taken. (K)

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  3. Teresa 2022-02-06 / 6:44 am

    Nice capture…and looks expensive!

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  4. Prior... 2022-02-04 / 10:58 pm

    wow – cool Francis I style. And I wonder what those 78 aprartments are like – wonder if they have been updates since 1938? Likely so

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  5. Jet Eliot 2022-02-04 / 10:31 am

    It was great fun looking closely at the Alwyn Court details, Sherry. Your photos captured many great features, but when I saw your comment above I realized I had missed the dragons. So I went back up and oh yes, the dragons are especially incredible.

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  6. Emille 2022-02-03 / 12:13 pm

    You captured a beautiful building, Sherry! Talking about Renaissance style – but almost leaning to Rococo with so many details …

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-02-03 / 2:56 pm

      I was wondering what to call it architecturally and lean towards Renaissance revival or Gothic revival. It has a bit of everything on it.

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  7. Dan Antion 2022-02-03 / 9:14 am

    That’s a wonderful building. It’s hard to imagine it being built as apartments, although 14 rooms a five bathrooms doesn’t fit my definition of an apartment. The ornamentation seems more fitting for a church, but there’s no denying that it’s beautiful.

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  8. 1954lspiegel1954 2022-02-03 / 8:59 am

    Beautiful building in the French Renaissance style. Very nice pictures.

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  9. shoreacres 2022-02-03 / 8:20 am

    It’s a beautiful building, with exquisite details. I do have to ask — what does OT mean?

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  10. picpholio 2022-02-03 / 5:22 am

    This is an architecture you would expect for a cathedral ! Awesome building

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