Thomas Garden Apartments

840 Grand Concourse
Andrew Thomas
Grand Concourse Historic District, National Register Historic District

With its expansive courtyard filled with vegetation and landscaping, the red brick Thomas Garden Apartments stand out from the dense urban fabric that characterizes most of the Grand Concourse. Named after its architect, Andrew Thomas, this complex was financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., as a non-profit cooperative. Thomas is often associated with the garden apartment typology, which is typically characterized by groups of low-rise buildings arranged around an interior courtyard and located on relatively large building lots. Besides its notable layout, this Renaissance Revival style building features terra cotta detailing at the roofline and round-arched entry surrounds framed by stepped hood molding.