THE PATERNO / The Colosseum

440 Riverside Drive
435 Riverside Drive
Schwartz & Gross
1909 and 1910

Joseph, Charles, Michael and Anthony Paterno were prolific apartment house builders in Morningside Heights between 1898 and 1924. The Paterno and the Colosseum were constructed across 116th Street from one another on the corner of Riverside Drive. Both buildings feature curved corner façades with stone bases and Renaissance ornamentation.