Tour The Belnord Courtyard with TAE

Tour The Belnord Courtyard

This December, tour the little-seen courtyard of the Belnord, a palatial, Renaissance-style apartment building occupying a full city block on the Upper West Side, sponsored by the Trust for Architectural Easements (TAE).

The 13-story limestone and terra cotta building – the largest elevator apartment building in the world upon its completion in 1908 – was designed to attract affluent tenants to the Upper West Side, and featured spacious living quarters, a host of modern amenities, as well as a 22,000 square foot courtyard, complete with flower beds, pear trees, and Italian marble fountain at its center.

Designed by architect H. Hobart Weekes to provide residents with pleasant, tranquil views and a sense of privacy, the Belnord’s courtyard was functional as well as beautiful, encircled by a driveway loop linked to the street by barrel-vaulted passageways painted with Neo-Classical frescos.

Self-guided tours of the courtyard will be available now until December 12 from 10am to 1pm, managed by the TAE. For more information, please email info@architecturaltrust.org or call 888-831-2107.

(Image courtesy of the Trust for Architectural Easements.)

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