Schwartz & Gross

From the West End Preservation Society ‚ÄúDevelopers often worked with a small group of architects who specialized in the design and planning of apartment buildings that would meet all of the local regulations while simultaneously providing units planned to meet the expectations of the upper-middle-class households who could afford West End Avenue rents. The most […]

The Encyclopedia Out the Window

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The view out of our living room window at 575 West End was of the southeast corner, No. 574. It had been designed in 1911 by Schwartz & Gross, a commercial firm that cranked out two dozen or more projects a year. The developer gave the new building cachet by calling it the Chautauqua, although […]