177-179 East 73rd Street Carriage House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

177-179 East 73rd Street

CLIENT: Automobile Realty Co.

ARCHITECT: Charles F. Hoppe

DATE: 1906

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Upper East Side

The 177-179 East 73rd Street Building is a fine example of the type of commercial garage built in New York City during the early years of the 20th century, at a time when automobiles were beginning to supplant horses and carriages as the primary mode of private urban transportation. The garage was designed in 1906 in the fashionable Beaux-Arts style by Charles F. Hoppe for the Automobile Realty Co. With its bold massing and detailing, the building reflects a sophistication of design unusual for a utilitarian structure.

*Photo courtesy of Emilio Guerra (Flickr)

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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