Gardens of London Terrace - about the late 1930s





The Acre of Gardens of London Terrace in Old Chelsea, New York City, the largest apartment house in the world. Vintage postcard (C.T. Art-Colortone / Curt Teich & Co.). Published about the late 1930s. Text on verso: London Terrace, New York City, occupies the entire block between 9th and 10th Avenue and 23rd and 24th Street. It consists of 4110 rooms, divided into 1670 apartments. Its resident population is between 3,000 and 4,000 persons.

London Terrace was built from 1929 to 1930. It encompasses an entire city block bounded by Ninth Avenue to the east, Tenth Avenue to the west, 23rd Street to the south, and 24th Street to the north. The complex of 14 buildings was designed by Victor C. Farrar of the architectural firm Farrar & Watmough. The complex included restaurants, swimming pool, gymnasium, garage, a garden and other facilities.


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Gardens of London Terrace. Photo published in the London Terrace News of June, 1942.


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Gardens of London Terrace - about the late 1930s


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