The Clebourne (Cleburne) stands out, even on an avenue of standout architecture; its ornate facade and porte-cochere give the building an elegant presence. (Alas, stanchions block what was once a drive-through entrance.)
Each floor has five apartments of six to nine rooms; layouts are old-fashioned, with some very long hallways, galleries, maid’s rooms and servant’s entrances.
Of historical note, Clebourne is on the site of a former mansion owned by Isador and Ida Straus. Isador Straus was a co-owner of Macy’s; he and his wife perished with the Titanic. A memorial to the couple is in Straus Park, one block north.
Clebourne Vital Statistics
- Location: 924 West End Avenue / 2745 Broadway at W 105th Street
- Year completed: 1913
- Architect: Schwartz & Gross
- Floors: 13
- Style: Arts and Crafts
Clebourne Recommended Reading
- Wikipedia entry
- The New York Times Streetscapes | West End Avenue | Homage to the Humdrum (November 21, 2008)
- Street Easy NY listing (includes floor plans on “Units” tab)
- Prewar Passion blog
- Dolkart Report – Proposal for Historic District (pg. 253)
- Emporis database