Developer David H. King hired 3 architectural firms to design middle class "striver" housing on 138th and 139th Streets, between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. Construction was 1891-1893. King had built the 1889 New York Times Bldg. and the base of the Statue of Liberty. The yellow brick and white limestone with terra cotta trim buildings on the south (even-numbered) side of 139th Street and at 2360-2378 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard were designed in the Colonial Revival style by Bruce Price and Clarence S. Luce.