West End Day School, Upper West Side, NYC

Located on West 71st Street on the Upper West Side, this small-scale school building features a curved facade that evokes earlier European style modernism. It was built in 1950 as The Godmothers League and designed by architect Sylvan Bien. Bien also designed several apartment houses on Park and Fifth Avenues, the Carlyle Hotel and quite a few other buildings across the city, some with his son Robert Bien. An interesting interview with Robert can be found here.

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3 Responses to West End Day School, Upper West Side, NYC

  1. It may have been built in the MCM period, but that style screams Art Deco and Streamline Moderne. Love this building.

  2. We love the fence! It completes the design well. A great historical piece of architecture in the Upper West Side. It’s nice to see buildings from different time periods throughout Manhattan.

  3. Joanne Stone Wyman says:

    Love that building! My Grandmother was a founder of Godmother’s League.

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