Having started his practice in 1886 at the age of 25, he quickly received commissions for buildings of all kinds. After completing several projects in Brooklyn, in the mid-1890’s he was commissioned for these three buildings in Manhattan. No. 1 and 311 are more stayed in their pallet, while No. 3, designed for Philip Kleeber, is more French Gothic in style, with lacy details in the molding. More recently No. 2 Riverside was built, interrupting the connection between these three, but the open court between No. 1 and 311 is now grandfathered in as part of the landscape.