60 East 93rd Street

Building Name

60 East 93rd Street


John Russell Pope

Year(s) Built

1930 - 31


Individual Landmark

Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District

Project Information:

60 East 93rd Street -- Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt House -- is a neo-French Classic style townhouse designed by John Russell Pope and built in 1930-31. Application is to alter the rear façade and infill a light court, and to request that the Landmarks Preservation Commission issue a report to the City Planning Commission relating to an application for a Modification of Use pursuant to Section 74-711 of the Zoning Resolution.

CB8 Hearing: 1/19/23 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 2/7/23 (Approved)

FRIENDS' Testimony:

FRIENDS Preservation Committee congratulates the applicants on their comprehensive proposal for the preservation of this John Russell Pope townhouse. We are appreciative of the expansive scope of the preservation work that includes the repair of masonry, ironwork, historic windows, slate roof and chimneys, as well as the extraordinary metal lattice loggia behind the main entrance. We also appreciate that the design and placement of new and modified openings, including the new wood casement windows on the rear façade basement level and the new metal staircase on the west façade, are sensitive to the historic structure and the architect’s design intent.

With reference to the application for a report pursuant to Section 74-711 of the Zoning Resolution, FRIENDS Preservation Committee hopes that the Landmarks Preservation Commission will ensure regular compliance with the continuing maintenance program.

LPC Hearing: