237 West 74th Street

Umatilla Apartments, now Saint Agnes Residence

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237 West 74th Street


Date: 1910-11

NB Number: NB 567-1910

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Rouse & Goldstone

Developer/Owner/Builder: J. H. Davis Building Co.

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:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 8

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Special Windows: Stained-glass windows at two western bays at second story

Significant Architectural Features: Rusticated stone base; stone balconette with balustrade above entrance door; decorative brickwork at seventh story; angled bays with decorative spandrels; arched terra-cotta window lintels at top story; cornices with scroll consoles.

Alterations: Light fixtures with exposed conduit at basement; two security cameras with exposed conduit at first story; exposed conduit at first story; metal-and-glass door surround and sidewalk canopy at main entrance; plastic enclosure in front of main entrance door; replacement brick above second story cornice and above some windows at the upper stories.

Building Notes: Two historic light fixtures by main entrance. This apartment building replaced three row houses. It is now a residence for working women and students operated by a Roman Catholic Charitable organization.

Site Features: Siamese connection at western areaway, metal stairs and railings to basement at eastern areaway.

South Facade: Designed (historic)
Stoop: Historic
Door(s): Historic primary door; non-historic metal door at basement entrance
Windows: Replaced (upper stories); historic (basement)
Security Grilles: Historic (basement)
Cornice: Original
Areaway Wall/Fence Material(s): Granite and metal tube fences
Areaway Paving Material(s): Tar at western areaway, concrete at eastern areaway
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite

East Facade: Partially designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick facade; partially parged at northern end; first story painted; security camera with exposed conduit at first story; replacement brick at southern corner; replacement sash; angled stone bay visible at top story; metal at parapet.

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