William Goadby and Florence Baker House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

56 East 93rd Street

ARCHITECT: Walker & Gillette

DATE: 1930-31

STYLE: English

English Manhattan Upper East Side

This large, modern town house is framed in steel. It has a handsome smooth ashlar masonry facade with rusticated English basement. As it stands, it is a remarkably free interpretation of the style in which it was designed, utilizing 19th century elements in a facade which belongs to the 20th century.

It is three stories high and crowned by a roof with dormer windows set behind a parapet. This symmetrical building is set back from the street and has two-story wings, one at each end, extending forward to create a shallow recessed forecourt at the center. These wings are joined to the house, on the court side by concave curved walls with square-headed windows in them, further enhancing the gracious porticoed entry.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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