Millan House – 115 East 67th Street
I have been walking past this building on east 67th street at least once a month and just this weekend thought to look up, the facades of this building are full of fanciful decorative sculptures of rabbits, squirrels, owls, eagles, dogs and the like. The doorman told me that this building and the one opposite on east 68th were built by David Rockefeller in 1930. These identical building have a garden between them.
In their great book, “The A. I. A. Guide to New York City, Fourth Edition, The Classic Guide to New York’s Architecture,” (Three Rivers Press, 2000), Norval White and Elliot Wilensky provide the following commentary about this superb building:
“Two 11-story gems complete with carved monsters, grotesques, and florid capital atop colonnettes, and wonderful multi-paned casements.”
The building’s façade is red-brick to compliment that of the 7th Regiment Armory that it faces across 67th Street. The 67th Street wing has 57 apartments. There is a magnificent garden between the two buildings but I was unable to get a picture,… maybe next time!