295 St. John’s Place
Shampan & Shampan
Built by the Rulian Construction Company, this six-story building has a façade of Vermont marble, terra cotta, and brick laid in a diamond pattern. The Rulian is 150 feet wide on St. John’s Place, with a recessed central section that features a long cloth canopy extending from an entrance set within the lower of two stories faced in marble. The materials and the discrete classical details make this one of the most elegant buildings in the district. It is neatly flanked by the Vernona (285 St. John’s Place, 1924) and the Belnord (315 St. John’s Place).