Margaret Capanegro Residence
Address: 32-88 168th Street
Architect: Shaftel, Stanley
Current Status: Demolished
Award: Bronze Plaque for Residences
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.
Buildings Information System, NYC Department of Buildings, 11 December 2014.
“A Timeline of Sayreville History” sayrevillehistory.org. Web.