Gustav and Virginia Pagenstecher House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

21 East 70th Street

ARCHITECT: William J. Rogers

DATE: 1918-19

Manhattan Upper East Side

The simple but elegant house at 21 East 70th Street was built in 1918-19 and was designed by William J. Rogers in a sophisticated manner based on modified classical traditions. The design of this five-story building was handled in a very restrained manner by the architect, resulting in an elegant 20th-century residence.

The smooth ashlar limestone facade is pierced by two very deeply recessed openings at each floor which give the design its crisp and distinctive character. The tall, round-arched enframements of the handsome parlor floor windows are delicately emphasized by being slightly recessed from the wall surface, a treatment which is repeated in the rectangular window enframements of the upper stories.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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