Lescaze House, Turtle Bay, NYC

At 211 East 48th Street, one block down from the Morris Sanders Studio and Apartment is the William Lescaze House. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission this is the first modern style residence in New York City, although it is an alteration to an existing structure rather than a new building like the Sanders building. It was designated in 1976, very early for a modern structure–as an example Mies’ Seagram Building was designated a landmark in 1989 and Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK in 1994. The full designation report on the Lescaze House can be read here.

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