Angell worked in various popular styles during his career. He designed Queen Anne, Romanesque, neo-Grec, and Renaissance Revival works, mainly in Greenwich Village and on the Upper West Side. His earliest known commissions were 44 and 46 West 85th Street (1886–87) 241-49 Central Park West (1887–88, altered), 170 West 75th Street (1888–89), 340-48 West End Avenue, 262-68 West 77th Street (both 1889-90), and the Endicott Hotel (1890–91), at Columbus Avenue and 82nd Street. All are extant and located in historic districts on the Upper West Side.:p. 7
He designed a row of eleven Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival row houses from 101 to 121 Manhattan Ave (between West 104th and West 105th) for Joseph Turner. Construction of the row commenced in August 1889, and was completed in May 1890, at a recorded cost of $10,000 per house. These homes are in the Manhattan Avenue Historic District.:p. 2
- "Manhattan Avenue Historic District, Designation Report" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. May 15, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
- Gray, Christopher (October 4, 2012). "An Architectural Revue". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
- AIA Guide to New York City, 2010:398.