The Belvedere

84-12 35th Avenue

  • The Belvedere was built in 1936-1937
  • Stories: 6 with basement
  • Architect: Joshua Tabatchnik
  • Style: Neo-Romanesque
  • Developer: Fillmore Gardens
  • Elevator Apartments
  • Cooperative (D4)
  • Owned by 84-12 35th Avenue Apartment Corp.
  • 84 units
  • 6 stories
  • Built in 1937
  • Community District 403
  • City Council District 25
  • Police Precinct 115


Managed by: ARGO Residential

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Built in 1936-37 to designs by Joshua Tabatchnik, the Belvedere is among the later apartment buildings erected in the historic district. Typical of that phase of development, the large building occupies an endblock site on 35th Avenue and is planned with a shallow central entrance pavilion and two recessed. Light courts on the avenue front and one lightcourt at each of the street fronts on 84th and 85th streets.

Faced in brick with stone trim, the building is neo-Romanesque in style. The six-story-and-basement structure is complex in its massing, having towers of various forms, gabled end bays, and projecting angled bays in the lightcourts. The square towers flanking the entrance pavilion on 35th Avenue are pierced by arcaded loggias and topped with red tile roofs on bracketed eaves. Polygonal towers and smaller square towers flank the lightcourts on the side streets. The arcaded entrance porch, with its tiled 35th Avenue — South Side  page 99 roof, shelters an arched stone doorway containing glass double-doors with iron grilles. Other elements  of Romanesque inspiration include round-arched windows in stone enframements with engaged colonnettes, stone balconettes, patterned brickwork, corbels, and corner quoins.


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