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Sage House Apartments
Catholic Charities Building, Russell Sage Foundation Building Annex


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high-rise building
existing [completed]




  • Atterbury, known for his homes for the very wealthy, also designed model tenements and housing projects, including Forest Hills Gardens (1909-22) for the foundation.
  • In 1922-23, a ten-story penthouse was added and second-story granite sculpture panels were carved in 1922-26. The models for these panels were created by Rene Chambellan and are among his earliest known architectural sculpture.
  • A complementary Annex was built in 1930-31, also designed by Atterbury with associate John A. Tompkins II, for the New York School of Social Research and other agencies.
  • After reorganization, the foundation sold its headquarters in 1949. The building was occupied from 1950 until 1973 by the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. It was subsequently converted into a cooperative apartment building.
  • Designated landmark status on June 20, 2000.
  • Architect Grosvenor Atterbury's elegant design was inspired by the sixteenth-century Florentine palazzo but adapted to a twentieth-century office building.
  • The 10 story corner structure was built in 1912, the taller west annex was built in 1930.
  • The structure's principal facades are almost entirely clad in rockfaced sandstone of a light brown/pink color.
  • The Russell Sage Foundation Building was constructed in 1912-13 for the foundation established in 1907 with an unprecedented ten million dollar bequest of Olivia Sage, one of the world's wealthiest and most important philanthropic women.
  • The foundation that planned to handout $63 million for good works in 1906 did much of its own good work in this building.

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4-8 Lexington Avenue
122-130 East 22nd Street
122-126 East 22nd Street
4 Lexington Avenue, 122-130 East 22nd Street
New York City
New York

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192.00 ft
192.00 ft
192.00 ft
175.00 ft

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