2. 1005 Jerome Avenue
Not far from the Grand Concourse and Yankee Stadium, the Park Plaza Apartments are a landmark in their own right, in large part due to the terra cotta panels around the entryways. Completed in 1931, but planned before the onset of the Great Depression, it was designed by the same architects who later did the Fish Building.
As described in the historic landmark designation report for the Park Plaza Apartments, the terra cotta panels include an eclectic mix of alternating scenes depicting “a fountain flanked by flamingos, backed by a sunburst, and the other shows the rays of the rising sun shining out from behind a large Bronx apartment house.” It is a striking entryway, but in fact the entire building is an Art Deco tour-de-force.