821 Park Avenue, 957 Park Avenue

unknown architect, c. 1890 – NYC HD
John Hauser, 1898-99 – NYC HD, NR-D

Seven blocks apart, these two corner buildings are two of Park Avenue’s only remaining tenements. They share not only a building type, but a Renaissance Revival architectural vocabulary, which includes rusticated bases, double-height pilasters topped by arched window surrounds and projecting rooftop cornices. 821 Park Avenue had been one of a row of seven called The Terrace. 957 Park Avenue, which originally had a saloon on the ground floor, had been one of four nearly identical tenements with commercial bases.