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The Cornwall as seen from across Broadway. A diner occupies most of the Broadway-facing part of the first floor.
The Cornwall as seen from across Broadway. A diner occupies most of the Broadway-facing part of the first floor.

The Cornwall, at 255 West 90th Street, is a luxury residential cooperative apartment building in Manhattan, New York City. Located on the northwest corner of Broadway and 90th Street, it was designed by Neville & Bagge and erected in 1909. The developers were Arlington C. Hall and Harvey M. Hall.<ref>Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes/Readers' Questions; Row House on W. 86th, Horse Auctioneers on E. 12th". New York Times (April 6, 2003)</ref> The twelve-story brick and stone building is noted for its elaborate balcony and window detail, and the "spectacular" design of its "extraordinary" ornate Art Nouveau cornice, which the AIA Guide to New York City called "a terra-cotta diadem."<ref>Horsley, Carter B. "The Cornwall" City Review</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} p. 351</ref> In 1991 the building's owner-occupants paid $600,000 to have the cornice and ornamented balconies replaced with terra cotta replicas of the originals.<ref>"Postings: To Have and to Hold; Balcony Tale" New York Times (February 24, 1991)</ref>

Notable residents include New York Times "Streetscape" columnist and architectural historian Christopher Gray.<ref>Gray, Christopher "Who lived in 11 A". Old House Journal (January/February 1990) p. 52.</ref>


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The Cornwall as seen from across Broadway. A diner occupies most of the Broadway-facing part of the first floor.
The Cornwall as seen from across Broadway. A diner occupies most of the Broadway-facing part of the first floor.

The Cornwall, at 255 West 90th Street, is a luxury residential cooperative apartment building in Manhattan, New York City. Located on the northwest corner of Broadway and 90th Street, it was designed by Neville & Bagge and erected in 1909. The developers were Arlington C. Hall and Harvey M. Hall.<ref>Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes/Readers' Questions; Row House on W. 86th, Horse Auctioneers on E. 12th". New York Times (April 6, 2003)</ref> The twelve-story brick and stone building is noted for its elaborate balcony and window detail, and the "spectacular" design of its "extraordinary" ornate Art Nouveau cornice, which the AIA Guide to New York City called "a terra-cotta diadem."<ref>Horsley, Carter B. "The Cornwall" City Review</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} p. 351</ref> In 1991 the building's owner-occupants paid $600,000 to have the cornice and ornamented balconies replaced with terra cotta replicas of the originals.<ref>"Postings: To Have and to Hold; Balcony Tale" New York Times (February 24, 1991)</ref>

Notable residents include New York Times "Streetscape" columnist and architectural historian Christopher Gray.<ref>Gray, Christopher "Who lived in 11 A". Old House Journal (January/February 1990) p. 52.</ref>


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