The Waverly is a beautifully maintained West Village landmark, erected in 1927-1928. The 16-story apartment building was designed by Walter S. Schneider.
The structure uses brickwork to achieve most of its texture – the spandrels and simulated quoins. The two-story entry is of stone and terra cotta; there are terra cotta decorations on the top two floors reminiscent of Herman Lee Meader’s Cliff Dwelling.
The cooperative includes street-level retail space along Sixth Avenue, and 76 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.
If the building looks familiar, it may be because it’s the TV home of “Mad Men” character Don Draper.
Waverly Vital Statistics
- Location: 136 Waverly Place at 6th Avenue (aka 375-379 Sixth Avenue)
- Year completed: 1928
- Architect: Walter S. Schneider
- Floors: 16
- Style: Art Deco
- New York City Landmark: 1969
Waverly Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report
- City Realty listing
- Street Easy NY listing (includes floor plans)
- A Wanderlust Girl: Famous TV Locations in NYC (Mad Men’s Don Draper’s Apartment)
- Emporis database