William Frances Crocker Sloane House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

686 Park Avenue

ARCHITECT: Delano & Aldrich

DATE: 1916-19

STYLE: Neo-Federal

Manhattan Neo-Federal Upper East Side

This house is a part of that outstanding group of neo-Federal townhouses which extends along the west side  of Park Avenue, between East 68th and 69th Streets, sometimes referred to as the “Pyne-Davison Blockfront” due to the uniform architectural quality of these houses. The chief reason why the four houses on the west side of Park Avenue are considered as a group is that they are all brick above and have rusticated stone bases and that their floor and window heights are approximately the same. Their cornices, balustrades and red Flemish bond brickwork are all very similar.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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