40 East 62nd Street lights up the block with its colorful gold, blue and red terra cotta; bay windows and battlements suggest a medieval castle – (a man’s home, after all…).
The building is part of the Upper East Side Historic District, in fine company if you’re looking for historic residences.
Among the building’s wealthy and famous tenants was Henry Janeway Hardenburg, architect of the Plaza Hotel and The Dakota.
The New York Times Streetscapes column and Daytonian in Manhattan blog are excellent reads; the Daytonian blog includes old photos and floor plans.
40 E 62nd Street Vital Statistics
- Location: 40 E 62nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues
- Year completed: 1911
- Architect: Albert Joseph Bodker
- Floors: 8
- Style: neo-Medieval
- New York City Landmark: 1981
40 E 62nd Street Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (p. 65)
- The Daytonian in Manhattan blog
- The New York Times Streetscapes column