Glean History

I spent many a weekend next door at the San Remo where my best friends lived, also a fabled building. Brought back many a memory. Thanks.

Dakota tower

Architect Henry J Hardenbergh designed The Dakota in1884. A local chap, he was born in New Brunswick, NJ.  Schooled at Hasbrouck Institute in Jersey City, and apprenticed in New York from 1865-1870 under Detlef Lienau, architect of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, Norwalk, CT. The Dakota apartments, a coop, is exclusive to the famous, movie stars, musicians and the wealthy.

The Dakota c. 1890

The Dakota got its name because the  area was remote in relation to the rest of the Island of Manhattan, and more like the remote Dakota Territory, so far west and so far north, as mentioned in Christopher Gray’s book, New York Streetscapes.

porte-cochère

The building’s high gables and deep roofs with a profusion of dormers, terracotta spandrels and panels, niches, balconies, and balustrades give it a North German Renaissance character, an echo of a Hanseatic town hall. Nevertheless, its layout and floor plan

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2 Responses to Glean History

  1. gailingis says:

    Thanks for reblogging! I didn’t know about the San Remo, guess I will have to find out. I love architectural history. Taught it for years.

  2. I give you the San Remo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_San_Remo
    Smiles,
    Tema
    Writing as Belle Ami

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