167-171 West 89th Street (Ballet Hispanico)
Architect: Rooke, Frank A.
Developer/Owner/Builder: Edward Bedell
Primary Style: Romanesque Revival
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These handsome buildings, originally built as stables, evoke the days when New Yorkers travelled by horse and carriage. Developer Edward Bedell commissioned Frank Rooke, who specialized in stable design, to create three private carriage houses for individual families at Numbers 167-171, as well as the commercial Claremont Stables (1892, an Individual Landmark) at number 175. The carriage houses make a unified architectural statement, with Romanesque-Revival arched openings and corbelled-brick cornices. The rise of the automobile ended the stables era, and Numbers 167-171 were converted into garages while the Claremont stables maintained its original function until 2007 when it was adapted to residential use.
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