Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Oliver G. Jennings Residence

The Oliver Gould Jennings residence designed by Ernest Flagg and Walter B. Chambers c. 1899 at 7 East 72nd Street in New York City. Jennings was a director of numerous companies and was a former member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He sold the house in 1914 for a plot on 5th Avenue and 69th Street. For many years after the house belonged to the Lycée Français but has since been purchased by the Emir of Qatar (along with neighboring No. 9, the c. 1896 Henry T. Sloane residence designed by Carrere & Hastings) and has been returned to a private residence. Click HERE for Christopher Gray's Streetscapes article on the block. Click HERE to see the Jennings residence on google street view and HERE for some current photographs on Flickr.

Photos from Architectural Record, 1901.


Anonymous said...

This townhouse and the adjacent Sloane townhouse are jaw droppingly beautiful.

The Down East Dilettante said...

This one packs a lot in relatively little. Pure Belle Epoque France