229 West 71st Street

229 West 71st Street

 

Date: 1884 (original);  c. 1946-48 (alteration)

NB Number: NB 338-1884

Type:  Apartment Building and Rowhouse  Row house altered to apartment building

Architect:  John H. Steinmetz and Kudroff, Irving John H. Steinmetz (1884); probably Irving Kudroff (c. 1946-48)

Developer/Owner/Builder: Elizabeth Steinmetz (1884); probably Irving Kudroff (c. 1946-48)

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Addendum to the West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension Designation Report

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  None

Primary Facade:   Brick, Masonry, and Red Brick

Stories: 3 and basement

Alterations: Historic details, including cornice, window and door surrounds, and stoop, removed,
building brought out to lot line and refaced in brick, and new main entry at basement level
installed sometime between 1940 and 1950 (see “Building Notes”); replaced sashes (one-overone
double-hung sashes present in c. 1939 tax photograph); lights at main entry; large address
numbers at main entry; conduit towards western end of elevation at first story; small throughwall
vent towards western end of elevation at first story

Building Notes: Present appearance of building dates to between 1940 and 1950, probably to the
conversion of the row house from a single-family home to a multiple dwelling c. 1946-48 (ALT
1913-1946). Two historic tax photos exist for this building, one dating to c. 1939, the other to
sometime thereafter, possibly c. 1945 (tax photo were sometimes, though rarely, rephotographed
years later). The building is presently a two-family home.

References: New York City Department of Buildings, Alteration Application Dockets.

Site Features: Single concrete step descends to main entry; low granite threshold at main entry;
non-original metal handrails at main entry; in-ground vented hatch towards western end of
facade

South Facade: Altered; repointed
Stoop: Removed
Door(s): Replaced primary door
Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Not historic (basement)
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Concrete and metal

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

 

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