The Master Apartments, at 310 Riverside Drive, once housed a museum dedicated to the work of Russian painter and mystic Nicholas Roerich, who, among many other accomplishments, co-wrote the scenario for The Rite of Spring. The building was financed by the broker Louis Horch, one of Roerich's American followers. Sealed within the cornerstone, according to a 1929 Times story, is a four-hundred-year-old Rajput casket, "of hand-wrought iron with elaborate inlays of gold and silver," containing mementoes of Roerich's expeditions into Central Asia. The present-day Roerich Museum is in a brownstone four blocks north. The theatre at the Master building, which once belonged to the Equity Library Theatre, is now occupied by Zoe Ministries, a "worldwide provider of free prophecy readings and personal prophecy request services."
Previously: Henry Wallace.