Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Mrs. Alfred C. Clark Residence

 The Mrs. Alfred Corning Clark residence designed by Ernest Flagg c. 1900 at West 89th Street and Riverside Drive in New York City.  Clark's father Edward C. Clark was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.  Alfred was the father of F. Ambrose Clark of 'Broad Hollow House' in Old Westbury, NY.  The residence has since been demolished.

Photos from Architectural Record, 1901.


Zach L. said...

Hands down the coolest bowling alley in any private residence I've seen.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Quite a joint. Riverside Drive must really have been something back in the day. Very clever, the way the bowling alley wing is used in the design.

archibuff said...

The drawing room, Main Hall and Library all seemed to have the same bowling alley design theme.

Great looking house. Riverside Drive did indeed have some stunning homes back in the day

Kellsboro Jack said...

Flagg (and his protege Frank Proctor Whiting) designed many buildings for the Clark family. From the YMCA in Cooperstown to the Singer building.

Whiting designed the lovely lakeside mansion of Fenimore House for Edward C. Clark's son Edward Severin Clark: