Edith Andrews Logan Residence

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

17 West 56th Street

ARCHITECT: Augustus N. Allen

DATE: 1903-04

STYLE: Neo-Federal

Manhattan Neo-Federal Upper West Side

The Edith Andrews Logan residence was originally designed and constructed in 1870 by the prolific architect-builder John G. Prague as part of a row of four-story-and-basement, single-family brownstone row houses. Towards the end of the 19th century, the area around Fifth Avenue below Central Park developed as Manhattan’s most prestigious residential enclave, due in no small part to the Vanderbilt family’s growing presence on the avenue.

In 1903, the row house at 17 West 56th Street was purchased by Edith Andrews Logan, a native of Youngstown, Ohio and the wealthy widow of horse breeder and military commander John Alexander Logan, Jr. Mrs. Logan commissioned architect Augustus N. Allen to transform her row house into an elegant neo-Federal style town house, in keeping with the high profile of the neighborhood. In renovating 17 West 56th Street, Allen, who by this time had designed several major alterations to town houses on the Upper East Side, moved the entrance to the center of the ground story and converted the full fourth story into a half-story peaked roof with dormers.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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