19 East 79th Street

Building Name

19 East 79th Street


D. & J. Jardine

Year(s) Built



First two floors altered in the neo-Classical style, Herts and Tallant, 1902


Metropolitan Museum Historic District

19 East 79th Street
Project Information:

A row house designed in the neo-Grec style by D. & J. Jardine, built in 1880, and altered at the first two floors in the neo-Classical style by Herts and Tallant in 1902. Application is to reconstruct the existing rooftop addition.

CB8 Hearing: 11/18/13 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 11/26/13 (Approved)

FRIENDS' Testimony:

The Preservation Committee at FRIENDS supports the reconstruction of the existing rooftop addition at 19 East 79th Street with more permanent and historically appropriate materials. The new chimney and more organized flues were also found to be a welcome change. However, the mirrors that are currently mounted on the face of the adjacent building at the roof deck level and read as cladding material. This distracting feature should be removed so that the mirrors are not visible from the street. With this change to the proposal FRIENDS can support approval of this application.