131-135 East 66th Street Apartment House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

131-135 East 66th Street

ARCHITECT: Charles A. Platt; Simonson, Pollard & Steinam

DATE: 1905-06

STYLE: Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance Manhattan Upper East Side

Vertically the facade is divided into four sections separated by band courses or cornices. The first division or base, three stories high, is rusticated and accented at the fourth floor by a wide band course. The second section is only one story. The third section of two stories is surmounted by a cornice at the level of the seventh floor window sills with another smaller cornice below it at the fifth floor window sill level. An added accent is achieved in these two cornices by having Them projected forward above all the framed windows.

On these two floors art the windows, except the end ones, are joined together by eared frames with keystones and have decorative spandrel panels between them. The next section above is four stories high and has windows set in a plain wall and is separated by a band course from the attic windows, which are set in the architrave of the entablature.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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