Harlem Jugendstil

August 2, 2010

Strolling down upper Broadway today, I was struck by the look of this buildings entrance.  The sculpted faces, the gilded ornament, and the intricate art nouveau style ornament which adorns the top portions of the towers at either end of the building – sorry, I couldn’t find pictures of that.

Designed by Emery Roth, a major NYC architect, but in the early part of his career, c. 1910.  Turns out from a web-search that J.D. Salinger lived the first nine years or so of his life here, if you’re a fan.

[Late Note:  NYTimes archived piece on the edifice.  Thanks to this blogger of Ephemeral New York!]

This image is of the Secession Movement’s pavilion in Vienna, c. 1898 I think.