800 Park is an odd paradox, it is a gorgeous building with some amazingly unique brickwork, yet there is little written about it on other websites or in any of the usual architectural archives (Columbia). It was built in 1924 by The Starrett Brothers, the architects / designers were Electus Litchefield & Pliny Rogers. The building has 15 stories with one apartment per floor, the main entryway is on Park Avenue where it has a generous 120 feet of frontage, moderately thin lot of only 44 feet on 74th street. Design-wise 800 Park probably best fits in with the neo Italian renaissance style. There is a three story gracious although simple limestone base, the fourth floor and the thirteenth floor each have checkered brickwork on an otherwise unadorned façade.
A really beautiful building that is eye catching from the street, and not nearly enough information on, I’d like to keep an eye out on this one, to revisit and add to this as maybe more can be discovered.