James Hampden Robb and Cornelia Van Rennselaer Robb House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

23 Park Avenue

ARCHITECT: McKim, Mead & White; Stanford White

DATE: 1889-92

STYLE: Renaissance Revival

Manhattan Murray Hill Renaissance Revival

This elegant and imposing structure is considered one of the finest urban residences designed by Stanford White of the prominent architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White and was one of the earliest Renaissance Revival townhouses by White.

Articulated by White with an exceptional command of proportion and design, the building is composed with simple cubic forms which contribute greatly to its monumental character. The handsome tawny-orange Roman iron-spot brick facing complements the color of the boldly modeled brownstone base and matching tan brick and terra-cotta ornament. The richly-textured facades are beautifully detailed with a wealth of Renaissance-inspired ornament for which White is so justly renowned.

Other notable features include the double-story entrance porch with paired corner columns, the beautiful iron balustrades, balustraded roof parapets, and the two-story oriel on the East 35th Street facade.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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