Pre-1950: West 107th and Riverside Drive
h/t to Emily Berleth
This funky little house on a crag of rock was built in 1937 on the south corner of W. 107th Street and Riverside Drive -- yes, the corner opposite the Schinasi mansion. Talk about strange bedfellows.
It looks like an oddity, but it shares an architectural pedigree with the Chrysler Building as both structures were designed by William Van Alen. This was a prefab home, presumably a prototype. To read more, see this link and this one.
The house was supposed to be demolished in 1940 or 1941, but neighbor Emily Berleth, who grew up around the corner, recalls the house during the 1940s.
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