LA MESA VERDE APARTMENTS
34–19, 34–33 and 33–47 90th Street
Henry Atterbury Smith
La Mesa Verde is composed of six, six-story V-shape buildings connected by narrow open-air rooftop bridges. Three front onto 90th Street and three front onto 91st Street, creating a sawtooth pattern. Rather than having interior hallways, the Neo-Classical style buildings each have three recessed exterior stairways with apartment entrances at each landing and topped with an iron-and-glass skylight. The interior courtyards and buildings remain fairly intact, save for tennis courts that were lost in the 1950s.