247-249 West 72nd Street

247-249 West 72nd Street

247-249 West 72nd Street View of 247-249 West 72nd Street taken from south along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Twin Homes at 247-249 West 72nd Street by Tom Miller The avenue-wide West 72nd Street experienced an explosion of development as the...
251 West 72nd Street

251 West 72nd Street

251 West 72nd Street View of 251 West 72nd Street taken from south along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Barefoot Yoga in a Shoemaker’s House by Tom Miller On April 2, 1892 the Real Estate Record & Builders’ Guide reported “Lamb...
265 West 72nd Street

265 West 72nd Street

265 West 72nd Street View of 265 West 72nd Street taken from south along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive The Incident of the Revolving Door by Tom Miller On April 25, 1896 the Record & Guide reported on the newly completed houses at 265 through...
271 West 72nd Street

271 West 72nd Street

271 West 72nd Street View of 271 West 72nd Street taken from south along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive The 1897 Aldrich Mansion by Tom Miller In 1890, developer Spencer Aldrich began construction on New York City’s third skeleton-framed...
250-254 West 72nd Street

250-254 West 72nd Street

250-254 West 72nd Street View of 250-254 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Looking for Gothic Surprises by Tom Miller As the construction industry recovered following the Financial Panic of 1873, interest in the...
230 West 72nd Street

230 West 72nd Street

230 West 72nd Street View of 230 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Medical Quack and a Butcher’s Dose of Reality by Tom Miller In 1894 real estate operator R. Clarence Dorsett hired architect C. P. H. Gilbert to...