Just one block away from the elegant Belleclaire Hotel is one of New York City’s designated landmarks, the apartment building known as the Apthorp. It was designed by the renowned architects of Clinton and Russell for the failed politician and absentee landowner William Waldorf Astor.
The Apthorp is in the style of Renaissance Revival, was built between the years 1906 and 1908, and fills the entire block between 78th and 79th Streets and between Broadway and West End Avenue. Today this historic building is a condominium, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Anyone with any interest in architecture, or would just enjoy seeing a quintessential building from the great heyday of New York City development, should stop by the Apthorp and take in a little bit of New York history, design, and style.