Dave Hennen and Alice Morris House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

19 East 70th Street

ARCHITECT: Thornton Chard

DATE: 1909-10

STYLE: Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance Manhattan Upper East Side

Designated 7/23/1974

This extremely elegant and architecturally distinguished residence was designed by Thornton Chard (1873-1951), a New York architect, in a simplified but sophisticated version of early Italian Renaissance style. Chard had attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1901 and, upon his return from Europe, opened an architectural office in the city. His small but selective practice in this city and state spanned some three decades. His client, for whom the house was built in 1909-10, was Dave Hennen Morris and his wife Alice. Mr. Morris later served as United States Ambassador to Belgium during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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