Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Doors of 7 Gracie Square

Arthur Crisp was a Canadian who came to New York in 1900, in pursuit of artistic fame and fortune. He never did very well as an artist, but he did become a successful real estate developer. This allowed him to commission himself to create art works for his buildings. This is the front door Crisp designed for his building at 7 Gracie Square on East 84th Street, installed in 1929 and recently restored to its original glory.

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