Historic Properties Fund

35-56 79th Street - Jackson Heights Cooperative Apartment Building

35-56 79th Street - Jackson Heights Cooperative Apartment Building
35-56 79th Street - Jackson Heights Cooperative Apartment Building

2014

35-56 79th Street – Another Jackson Heights Cooperative Apartment Building Gets a New Roof

Hampton Court was built in 1919-1921 and designed in the Neo-Georgian style by George H. Wells. The complex, which occupies almost an entire block, consists of 11, five-story-and-basement walk-up buildings grouped around a common garden. Each floor contains three apartments, and all apartments contain views of the interior garden. The complex is the third garden apartment project built in Jackson Heights by the Queensboro Corporation, the organization that developed most of the neighborhood.

35-56 79th Street is one building in the Hampton Court complex; it contains 15 units and an apartment for a superintendent. With a $375,000 loan and other funding from the Coop, the restoration work included the full replacement of the roof and skylights, the repair and replacement of the terra cotta cornice, and other essential masonry work at the upper sections of the property. Artisan Restoration Group was the contractor, and Easton Architects, the project architect.