898 Park Avenue New York on the southwest corner at 79th Street has an extremely attractive masonry façade of yellow and brown pitted bricks highlighted by brightly colored terracotta decoration.
The 14-story building was erected in 1924 by the Mandel-Ehrich Corporation and converted to a cooperative in 1953. The architects for this building were John Sloan and Albert E. Nast. Mr. Sloan would design the building across the avenue at 895 Park Avenue five years later.
Henry Mandel, the developer, was one of the city s most prolific and important builders after World War I and one of his most distinguished projects had been the Pershing Square office building at 110 East 42nd Street, which was noted for its very fine masonry.
This building, which has very attractive foliated entrance doors, had Tuscan masonry motifs similar to the Pershing Square office building and would five years later influence his far larger project, the London Terrace apartment complex on West 23rd Street as well as the Lombardy and Tuscany apartment hotels, completed in 1928 and 1928, respectively.
Built in 1924, the elegant sophisticated, white glove, boutique cooperative features 10 units on 14 floors, each with private elevator entry. A white glove building on the Upper East Side’s Gold Coast and most coveted intersection on 79th street, 898 Park Avenue features a full time doorman, full time superintendent, elevator access and laundry/storage in the basement.
Originally developed by Henry Mandel of the Mandel-Ehrich Corporation as 6 duplex apartments and a grand ballroom, this building was converted to a co-op in 1953 and has since been converted to 10 units on 14 floors all with private elevator entry. Mandel was one of the pre-war era’s distinguished developers and his work includes the Pershing Square office building (100 E 42nd street) and more notably, London Terrace on West 23rd street. With a heavy focus on fine masonry facades, Mandel collaborated with architects John Sloan and Albert Nast on 898 Park Avenue.