940 Park Avenue, 944 Park Avenue

George & Edward Blum, 1925-26 – NYC HD, NR-D
George F. Pelham, 1929-30 – NYC HD, NR-D

Directly abutting one another are two noteworthy examples of Art Deco style apartment buildings. One of the earliest examples of the style on Park Avenue, 940 features stylized ornament, which is most prominent on the East 81st Street façade. Decorative ironwork motifs include female nudes and children tending gardens. 944 Park Avenue is a bit more restrained, but has stylized pilasters and terra-cotta “frozen fountain” reliefs.