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Roving Rube

July 18, 2003

Ageloff Towers, 141 East 3rd Street












1928-29, Shampan & Shampan.
Brick with terra-cotta ornament. Apartments.
(Source: "Terra-Cotta Skyline", by Susan Tunick).'s "Where do you want to live?" website gives you a choice of "Ageloff Towers" on 3rd Street, as seen at left above, or the similarly-appointed "Agaloff Towers" on 4th, at right. They are connected back-to-back along Avenue A.

This massive apartment pair suggests that some developers may have thought the Roaring Twenties would make a silk purse even out of the Lower East Side. Needless to say, it didn't. Some charming Art Deco detail remains. (AIA Guide to New York City, 4th Edition, p. 176.)




































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