Ogden Codman, Jr. House

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Coordinates: 40°47′16″N 73°57′18″W / 40.78778°N 73.95500°W / 40.78778; -73.95500

Ogden Codman, Jr. House (2014)

The Ogden Codman, Jr. House at 7 East 96th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues on the border between the Carnegie Hill and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1912-13 as a residence for the architect and decorator, Ogden Codman, Jr., who designed it himself in the 18th century French Renaissance Revival style.[1][2] It is now the Manhattan Country School.

Built of limestone, the Codman mansion has been called an "airy frivolity", but the AIA Guide to New York City describes it as "a Parisian toen house cut down to American 'size'."[3] The building is distinguished by wrought-iron balconies, dormer windows, and a porte-cochère leading to a courtyard and garage.

The building was designated a New York City Landmark on May 25, 1967.[2] It is located within the Upper East Side Historic District.



  1. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.186
  2. ^ a b "NYCLPC Designation Report"
  3. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.462

Further reading

  • Kathrens, Michael C. (2005). Great Houses of New York, 1880-1930. New York: Acanthus Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-926494-34-3. 

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