Manhattan Apartment Buildings in history/today: The Oliver Cromwell

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The Oliver Cromwell 12 W 72nd Street

Architect Emory Roth completed this distinctive 30 story ornate building in 1927. Located mid block on West 72nd Street off Central Park West, the building converted to coop in 1984. There are 172 apartments.

The tower, has a buff brick façade above a rusticated, three-story stone base and terra-cotta window surrounds in Italian Renaissance fashion at the fourth, fifth, sixth, 15th, and 26th through the 29th stories. The building has setbacks at the 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st 27th, and 29th floors.


12 West 72nd Street The Oliver Cromwell


The Oliver Cromwell is very similar to Roth's Carlyle Hotel on the east side. The Oliver Cromwell is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It is a pet friendly building and allows pied-a-terre. It has a garage, garden, storage and laundry room. Maximum financing allowed 75%.

Apartments range from 400 square foot studios starting around $300,000 to 700 square foot one bedrooms from $575,000 to 2 bedrooms from 950,000 to 3 and 4 bedroom tower apartments and penthouses up to $4.5 million.


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Comments (5)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You make me long for the days when I lived in Manhattan Mitchell..........I always enjoy your posts and the wonderful pictures you show of amazing buildings with great architecture and character........only in NYC.

Sep 03, 2010 02:06 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Mitchell great piece of history and thanks for lesson.  NY has such wonderful sights to see. It is amazing even the building themselves are like people, so many stories that can be shared :)

Sep 03, 2010 02:49 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Mitchell.. love your NYC  Apt Building Tour ..Find it fastinating ..Maybe one day you can fill in for Barbara on the Today Show...:0)


Sep 03, 2010 05:49 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Mitchell, I love seeing what you have to say about individual complexes in your neighborhood....Great localism posts.

Sep 03, 2010 03:21 PM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Laura, Thank you. I love architecture. I'm always taking pictures of buildings.

Roger, Thank you. I just sold an apartment at The Oliver Cromwell so I was inspired to write about it.

Hannah, Thanks, Maybe one day lol.

Ruthmarie, Thanks, I'm fortunate there are so many good buidings in my neighborhood to write about.

Sep 03, 2010 04:31 PM