At the time, it was the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Potter. Potter was an inventor and holder of over 60 patents, largely in the refrigeration field. (His Potter Air-Conditioned Refrigerator was a competitor of Frigidaire). He was also a staunch supporter for reform of patent laws.
Potter's penthouse was traditionally furnished, with hanging candelabras, two pianos, a fireplace, assorted easy chairs and a mammoth rug. The double-height windows in the apartment were covered by heavy drapes and Venetian blinds, the style at the time.
|Southwest view from the apartment, dominated by the Empire State Building.
The Potters moved out of Penthouse 6 in 1957. Tudor City View, the neighborhood mag, bade them farewell.