R. Livingston and Eleanor T. Beeckman House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

854 Fifth Avenue

ARCHITECT: Warren & Wetmore

DATE: 1903-05

STYLE: French Classic

French Classic Manhattan Upper East Side

Although this small town house is sandwiched between two large apartment buiIdings, their overpowering size cannot overshadow the palatial scale nor the elegant grandeur of its architecture. Designed by an architect educated in the finest tradition of the French Beaux-Arts School, this house, in its character, reflects the influence of the Eighteenth Century classic period of Louis XV. Two windows wide, the three-story masonry facade, with steep mansard roof containing two floors with dormers has an impressive dignity and restraint.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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