The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is set to review renovation proposals for 19 East 74th Street, a five-story residential building on Manhattan‘s Upper East Side. Designed by Steven Harris Architects, the project aims to modernize the historic five-unit building while preserving its architectural heritage. The property is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
Key proposed changes include the installation of new steel windows within existing masonry openings along with new exterior light fixtures and metal-and-glass doors. Other elements of the building, such as the existing stone lintels and first-floor metal windows, will be preserved.
The proposal presents a series of historical photos of the property framing the plans outlined, pictured below:
The building was originally constructed in 1869 and underwent a major renovation in 1930. This proposal is the second time the LPC will review the renovation project, following the rejection of initial plans from August 10, 2021.
The property is located less than a block from Central Park. The closest subway is the 6 train at the 77th Street station to the northeast.
The LPC is scheduled to review the proposals on February 13, 2024.