5. 825 Gerard Avenue

We profiled this one in our look at pre-war apartment house gems of the South Bronx and its entryway is worth a second look.

It is not the only building on this list that makes extensive use of terra cotta but it is a particularly intricate application of the decorative material. The Grand Concourse Historic District Designation Report makes note of the “rope molding at the round-arched opening.”

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  1. Having been born and raised in Brooklyn, the Bronx always seemed like a distant country. So sad to say I’ve only ventured into the Bronx a few times during my long life. To the zoo of course, and to the NYBG Train Show last year. Thanks for this wonderful look at the doorways in the Bronx.

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