233 West 74th Street

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233 West 74th Street


Date: 1885-86

NB Number: NB 1389-85

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Merritt, William J.

Developer/Owner/Builder: William E. D. Stokes and Jacob Lawson

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:  Queen Anne

Primary Facade:   Brick and Brownstone

Stories: 3 and basement

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Significant Architectural Features: Oval oriel at second and third stories; decorative terra-cotta tiles; paneled cornice; front-facing intersecting gable.

Alterations: Two light fixtures with exposed conduit by entrance.

Building Notes: One of 19 row houses (300 to 308 West End Avenue and 231 to 257 West 74th Street), nos. 231 and 233 remain. Building appears to be vacant and is covered with netting.

South Facade: Designed (historic, basement painted)
Stoop: Painted stoop (gate under stoop – replaced)
Door(s): Original primary door
Windows: Original (upper stories); original (basement)
Security Grilles: Original (basement)
Roof: Original (pitched – slate)
Notable Roof Features: Triangular pediment
Cornice: Original
Areaway Paving Material(s): Concrete
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite

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