CELEBRATING ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Source: Preservation and Design Committee

A special evening – 15th Annual

Architectural Preservation Awards

 

On October 22nd the Association’s Preservation and Design Committee hosted an evening of recognizing four achievements within Murray Hill to restore and also to create architecture that maintains the district’s distinctive look.

 

Introductory commentary to each award was given by Yves Deflandre, Committee Chair with slides that showed the details that were being recognized along with information on the overall project.

 

The awards were presented by Diane Bartow, President, and Irma Worrell Fisher, Awards Program Chair.

 

An award for community service was made to the Reverend Ronald Brugler and Mrs. Brugler of the New Church, previous recipients of a MHNA Architectural award for outstanding restoration of the church.

 

Guest speaker was Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society, who called MHNA a “great, active community” in his remarks.

 

Awardees:

 

129 East 35th Street - A Brownstone Built in the High Italianate style in the late 1850’s the house has been “lovingly restored”.  Its façade has been reconstructed and the original carved wood cornice has been restored.

 

231 East 35th Street – A Brownstone Modernized When serious structural damage to the façade was discovered on this late 19th century building, a modern look was selected that would integrate with neighboring brownstones in the row.  Gray colored stone with plain details conveys a minimalist aesthetic. 

 

20 East 35th Street – The Goodhue House This apartment building was built in the 1920’s in the Art Deco style of its time.  When new code requirements meant changes, new decorative railings were installed to re-interpret the original design in a contemporary way. 

 

45 Park AvenueNew Building Built on the site of the Sheraton Russell Hotel, a neighborhood landmark, 45 Park was designed to blend in with its neighbors by using traditional brick and limestone. Its exterior conveys the stateliness and elegance consistent with Murray Hill’s tradition. 

 

  

 

 

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