230 Riverside Drive (aka 337 West 95th Street)

230 Riverside Drive

Date: 1930-1931

NB Number: NB 333-1930

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Lench, Charles H.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Ciluzzi Construction Corporation

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Riverside Drive– West End Historic District Extension II

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Medieval Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 18 and penthouse

Window Type/Material: Mixed (upper stories); replaced (basement). (Special windows metal casements)

Entrance: With full surround, columns, and carved lintel and details (West) Accessibility ramp with pipe railing (South)

Significant Architectural Features:Stone water table; entrance with full surround, columns, and carved lintel and details; denticulated band course at first story; sill course and diagonal bond brick spandrel with diamond-shaped decoration at second story; molded band course at third story; chamfered corner offset by decorative moldings terminating in griffin gargoyles; bracketed hoods at 13th story; partially denticulated band course at 15th story incorporating bracketed balconette; two-story arcade at 16th and 17th stories with twisted columns; setbacks with denticulated coping; crenelated water tank enclosure with round-arched openings and gargoyles; possibly historic glass canopy at penthouse

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Windows replaced.  Through-wall air conditioners; marquee; first story grilles altered for air conditioners; siamese hose connection; lights; signage; camera; conduit; louvered vents. Non-historic grille altered for air conditioning; vent in wall; metal screen across light court; cables; through-wall air conditioners

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