Design Elements

  • Architectural Design, History, Features:
  • Conceived in 1926
  • Designed by A. Rollin Caughey and William F. Evans, Jr.
  • Interior designer Dorothy Draper (click to read more about Ms. Draper’s work).
  • 36-story mix of Regency and Art Deco, rising in a series of white brick setbacks to a giant pyramidal copper roof
  • Opened in 1937 as a rental building, owned by Eugene E. Lignante and H.K. Ferguson Company of Cleveland
  • Converted to a cooperative in 1949
  • Operated as a cooperative and full service hotel (self-managed) until the 1960’s
  • Magnificent original interior design of public spaces retained, daring contrasts of black and white, over-scale plaster carving and extraordinary door moldings of cast clear glass
  • 196 apartments.