Monday, January 16, 2012

The William G. Loew Residence

The first William Goadby Loew residence designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1912 on Madison Avenue and East 39th Street in New York City. Loew was a stockbroker and founder of Loew & Co. which in 1938 was absorbed by W.H. Goadby & Co. Loew would eventually sell this house and in 1932 had Walker & Gillette design him a new house at 56 East 93rd Street, click HERE to see that house on google street view. This home has since been demolished.

Photos from Architectural Record, 1914.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Quite a joint.

The second Loew house is one of my favorites---lots of swagger with that curved front, gorgeous interiors

Anonymous said...

I want that staircase and railing. beautiful but without a floor plan, if the stairhall is centered on the front bay and 2 grand stairs are leading up from the entry to the mezzanine/main level on each side and then proceed up again toward the front bay window on the second floor, where is the space necessary to walk on the second floor to go back toward the rooms? From the one angle photo of the entry hall, there appears to be no space for a 2nd floor hallway doubling back toward the second floor rooms on that side, so there cant be room on the opposite side either since everything appears to be a miror image? The staircase appears to span teh entire width of the house?