by Shannon Brown
George and Edward Blum aka the Blum Brothers studied at the Ecole des Beaux- Arts during the 20th century. After their studies, they created the Admaston (251 west 89th street) and few other buildings with this architectural feature such as the Evanston (610 West End Avenue, the Phaeton (539 West 112th Street) and many others.
George Blum was the more the laid back and opinionated brother who had similar ideas as his brother but different intentions as to how the buildings would be or appear to look in others eyes. Also Blum graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1894 and in that same year he took the bar exam and a partnership in a firm with John B. Fleming called “the firm of Fleming and Blum”.
|499 Seventh Avenue|
|Terra Cotta design panels|
~ My name is Shannon Brown and I’m an intern at Landmark West! I will be entering my senior year of high school in September 2015. My experience here has been a great one so far but hope to share more research before the summer is out.