Walter Russell the Architect

Due to the fact that Walter Russell was a self-educated and not an officially accredited architect and only ever worked in collaboration with renowned architects, his name is often not mentioned anywhere, even though it has been proven that it was him, who was responsible for the artistic drafts and designs. We only have access to photos of a few of the buildings. The ones shown here have been taken from »Luxury Appartments of Manhattan« by Andrew Alpern.

44West77th Gothic House
44West77th Gothic House

Built in 1909.

44West77th Gothic House,Front-Detai
44West77th Gothic House,Front-Detai

»Almost a gothic chapel - only the altar is missing«, wrote a critic.

Alwyn Court
Alwyn Court

Another building with luxury apartments and even a wine cellar in every single one. Alwyn Court 1908, on the right hand side you can still make out the advertising banner: Suites ranging from 14 rooms and 5 bathrooms up to 34 rooms and 9 bathrooms, rent from 6.500 $, viewing possible.

Hotel des Artistes
Hotel des Artistes

still with the original marquee. When the Hotel des Artistes became a modern co-operative of proprietors in 1970, many residents purchased additional appartments. Many were merged together, others were held on to as a form of investment. As a result, a lot of the appartments are let long-term, which is rather unusual for co-operative ownership buildings. The original marquee, made of steel and glas, was later replaced by a more conventional plastic-marquee.

Hotel des Artistes
Hotel des Artistes

with the new marquee. When the Hotel des Artistes became a modern co-operative of proprietors in 1970, many residents purchased additional appartments. Many were merged together, others were held on to as a form of investment. As a result, a lot of the appartments are let long-term, which is rather unusual for co-operative ownership buildings. The original marquee, made of steel and glas, was later replaced by a more conventional plastic-marquee.