Elm Court

ELM COURT  79th-80th, Street

Elm Court, built in 1921-22  designed by George H. Wells, is one of the characteristic garden apartment projects in Jackson Heights. The through-the-block complex consists of eight four-story-and-basement buildings, arranged with four contiguous buildings on each blockfront, situated back-to-back across a wide common garden.

Elm Court, like almost all of Wells’s garden apartment complexes, is neo-Georgian in style. The brick facades are laid in Flemish bond and have stone trim. Neo-Georgian elements include classically-inspired brick and stone entrance porticoes crowned by balustrades; brick banding at the basement and brick quoins at the slightly projecting central section of each facade; bandcourses, sills, and splayed lintels with keystones, all of stone; arched window openings at the top level of each central stairhall bay; and modillioned cornices with roofline balustrades.

The wood-and-glass entrance doors are set into openings with elliptical fanlights and sidelights, both of leaded glass. All of the original entrances survive, as do the original six-over-one double-hung wood sash windows. –nyc.gov

Walk Up Apartments (8 buildings) / Cooperative (C6) / 9 units per building / Community District 403 / City Council District 25 / Police Precinct 115 / Block/lots: 1266/58, 54, 51, 47, 19, 22, 26, 29 / 4 stories with basement / George H. Wells, Architect / Neo-Georgian / Jackson Heights Apartment Corp., Developer

Building Department Records

Once you enter the building Building Department Records look for “browse block” link to search records for the following addresses: 34-35 79th Street / 34-41 79th Street / 34-41, 34-49 79th Street / 34-28, 80th Street / 34-36, 80th Street / 34-42, 80th Street / 34-50, 80th Street