Beaux-Arts Apartments

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

310 East 44th Street

ARCHITECT: Kenneth M. Murchison; Raymond M. Hood; Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux

DATE: 1929-30

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Murray Hill

Designed by Raymond Hood, among the most prominent American architects of the twentieth century, and built in 1929-30, The Beaux-Arts Apartments is one of the earliest examples in New York City to reflect the trend toward horizontal emphasis in the aesthetic of modern European architecture of the 1920s.

Conceived as a corollary to the neighboring Beaux-Arts Institute of Design (a designated New York City Landmark), the Beaux-Arts Apartments at 310 East 44th Street and its twin building on the opposite side of the street were intended to provide residential and studio accommodations for architects and artists, as well as others interested in living in what was anticipated as a midtown artistic community.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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