35-21 79th Street
- Elevator Apartments
- Cooperative (D4)
- Owned by 35-21 79ST TENANTS CORP
- 82 units
- Community District 403
- City Council District 25
- Police Precinct 115
- Block/lot: 1279/58
- Type: Apartment
- Building Date: 1947-48 [NB 941-1945]
- Stories: 6 with basement
- Architect: William Hohauser
- Style: Neo-Georgian (post-World War II)
- Developer: Apartment Building Corp.
- Managed by: The Lovett Group
Designed by William Hohauser and built in 1947-48, the six-story-and-basement Monroe House is one of several apartment buildings constructed in the post-World War II era of development in Jackson Heights. Continuing the trend of the pre-War years, it is a large building on a mid-block site and planned wim two lightcourts which break up its long street front into three sections.
The brick facades of the Monroe House boast a modest application of Georgian-inspired ornamental details, limited to stone stringcourses at the base and top, an intermediate decorative brick band course, and small classically- inspired stone plaques at the parapet. The entrance, located in the wide central section, is cut into a broad cast-stone facing.
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