1212 Grand Concourse

Horace Ginsbern
Grand Concourse Historic District, National Register Historic District

Occupying the corner of East 167th Street, this six-story brick apartment building designed by Horace Ginsbern embodies many characteristic elements of the Art Deco style. While the majority of the building faces East 167th Street, its entrance opens onto the Grand Concourse, and is topped by a vertical band of raised bricks that stretch up to the roofline and culminate in a terra cotta crown. In addition to the geometric patterns found in the brickwork throughout the façade, the building boasts an eye-catching iron fire escape with curved railings and chevron details. This building’s location at the intersection is accentuated by its wrap-around corner window openings that punctuate the monotone masonry exterior.