The Modern Apartments – Jennings

This brick apartment building, built c. 1905, was renovated in 1982 for office use. The building has two sections, a three-story main block on a prominent corner site, and a two-story section extending to the east. Storefronts on the ground floor have cast-iron piers. Ornament includes a corbelled brick cornice and cast stone (or terra cotta) lions’ heads. “THE MODERN APARTMENTS” is spelled out in recessed lettering on the west wall. The renovation included replacement of windows and the conversion of light courts to atriums with large glazed panels. Had the building been rehabilitated with more sensitivity to the original structure, it might have been eligible for the National Register.

Leave a Comment