Salvation Army clears out of new landmark
The Ten-Eyck Troughton Residence was a Salvation Army home for women from the middle 1950s until recently, when the organization sold the Murray Hill building to a developer. Last year, most of the furniture was cleared out and recently, the facade wall plaque was finally taken down. The awning of the East 39th Street building remains, as does a leftover of its mid-century roots -- a bomb shelter sign.
The building has been in the news a bit recently. The Times documented the battle by several residents to hang on there and at another Salvation Army residence, the Parkside Evangeline in Gramercy Park. Here's the Salvation Army's take on the dispute.
A few weeks back, this building, whose historic name is Allerton House, was landmarked, so whoever does move in will have to preserve the building's Northern Italian Renaissance charms, which include a remarkable roof line.
-- Rolando Pujol