Association of the Bar of the City of New York

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

42 West 44th Street

ARCHITECT: Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz

DATE: 1895-96

STYLE: Classic Eclectic

Classic Eclectic Manhattan Midtown West

Although severe in its Classic Eclectic design, the limestone facade of this building has great strength and dignity as befits a structure housing distinguished members of the legal profession. With two entrances, one on 43rd Street and the other on 44th Street, the latter is the most important. This consists of a recessed porch with two magnificent fluted Doric columns.

A strong horizontal stone band separates the base from the second floor and extends the entire width of the building. Rising above and extending through the third and fourth stories are four pairs of well proportioned Corinthian pilasters forming three distinct bays of which the center one is wider than those on either side. The windows of the third floor are small, but those on the fourth are wide with small Ionic columns at each window.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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