Horace Ginsbern (Circa b. 1902 - d. 1987)


Horace Ginsbern's projects include the Security Mutual Insurance Company and apartment houses on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York. In Manhattan, Ginsbern designed the Harlem River Houses and Rockefeller University's Faculty House apartments. The architect was also known as Horace Ginsberg. Examples of his work are in the collection at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.  It primarily contains architectural drawings, including renderings and working drawings, for projects designed by Ginsbern.

Most projects are located in Manhattan and the Bronx and cover various building types, including apartment buildings, stores, office, and industrial buildings. Ginsberg and his architectural firm left their sharpest and most memorable imprint on and near the Grand Concourse, beginning in 1931 with the opening of Park Plaza Apartments in the Bronx. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission concluded that this was “a pioneering work which helped change the face of the borough.”