Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The C. Ledyard Blair Residence

The C. Ledyard Blair residence designed by Carrere & Hastings c. 1917 at 2 East 70th Street in New York City. In 1931 Blair would sell the house which went on to be demolished and replaced with an apartment building. Click HERE to see Blair's New Jersey estate 'Blairsden' also by Carrere & Hastings.

Photos from Architecture, 1917.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Quite an ensemble---this house on one corner, the Frick mansion occupying the next block, and Florence Twombley's elegant house on the next corner. Sic transit gloria.

Handsome house, if a bit long and skinny.

And poor Blairsden. There's another estate that should be preserved for the public. Where are all the benefactors?

Brian said...

Dilettante, I'd add Twombly's neighbor to the north, the Eleanor Widner Rice townhouse by Horace Trumbauer, to that distinguished grouping as well.

Fifth Avenue must have been an astonishing sight in 1920.

archibuff said...

The house is almost too elongated. Reads more like an elegant row of English townhouses than one home, but it is beautifully detailed. Interior photos maybe one day? Yea 5th Avenue back in this era had to be incredible to see.