Margaret Capanegro Residence

Address: 32-38 168th Street
Neighborhood: Flushing
Architect:  Shaftel, Stanley
Year: 1965
Current Status: Demolished
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Residences
Typology:  Residence

This residence was a product of the era, an L-shaped structure on a large corner plot with an unusual low asphalt-shingle roof that included a dome shape with three octagonal windows over the central entrance. These windows overlooked an open cathedral-style entrance and a spiral staircase for access to the second floor. The awards description also states that all rooms led off the central hallway like spokes on a wheel. The main living space also included a sunken living room with floor to ceiling windows. The exterior was clad in Sayre and Fisher brick, a longstanding brick manufacturer from New Jersey that experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1960s but closed in 1970. The Capanegro residence was demolished in 2004 and replaced by two McMansions.

 

Margaret Capanegro Residence

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