Chatsworth Apartments and Annex

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

340 and 344 West 72nd Street

ARCHITECT: John E. Scharsmith  

DATE: 1902-06

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Upper West Side

Designated 9/11/1984

Prominently sited on the south side of West 72 Street at the foot of Riverside Park on Manhattan’s Upper west Side, the Chatsworth Apartments and Annex are two exceptionally handsome apartment buildings that were constructed early in the twentieth century as luxury “housekeeping apartments” for an affluent clientele. Both structures were designed by architect John E. Scharsmith in the Beaux-Arts manner and feature exuberant French-inspired classical and Beaux-Arts detailing.

The Chatsworth Apartments (1902 – 1904) at 344 West 72 Street, the older of the two structures, consists of two twelve-story blocks sharing a common base that extends through the block from West 72 Street to West 71 Street. The smaller Annex (1905 – 1906) at 340 West 72 Street, is a separate eight-story tower linked to the earlier building at its base. These two buildings, which are examples of the early twentieth century luxury apartment building, are also notable for their Beaux-Arts inspired design.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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