1942: War overseas, Casablanca on the big screen, swing bands at clubs across Manhattan- and up goes the Gregory House in Murray Hill. Smaller than a complex, bigger than a townhouse, there is something about this six-floor complex that just feels right.
Samson V. Becker
Samson Becker spent the final years of his career in New York City’s Housing Authority, but began his life as an architect designing a new burst of buildings across the boroughs in the 1930s. A graduate of Cooper Union’s architecture program, Becker’s style falls somewhere between a '60s sensibility for the modern and an early 20th century nostalgia for classic symmetry.