The Balfour

Address: 112-20 72nd Drive
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Architect:  Morris Rothstein and Sons
Year: 1956
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Apartments
Typology:  Apartment Building

The Balfour is essentially two separate brick apartment complexes tied together with a one story entrance wing in the middle. Built to serve a more luxury clientele, the complex is well-maintained and incorporates amply open space covering 60% of the site. The brick-clad, six-story apartment buildings have minimal exterior detailing but originally boasted a host of modern conveniences inside. The Cord Meyer Development Company developed this and several other Queens Chamber Award winners during this era.

The Balfour

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