24 Riverside Drive

24 Riverside Drive


Date: 1895-97

NB Number: NB 1395-95

Block: 1184

Lot: 103

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Gilbert, C.P.H.

Developer/Owner/Builder: George McKesson

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: West End – Collegiate Historic District

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Francois I

Primary Facade:   Brick, Limestone, Roman Brick, Terra Cotta, and Yellow roman brick

Stories: 4

Elements: No. 24 was designed as a duplicate of No. 23 Riverside Drive, with the exception that there are two windows on each floor
of the curved bay rather than three as at No. 23. No. 24 retains the two stoop wall openings with wrought-iron grilles.

23 – Four-story rowhouse; limestone base; set back upper floors of yellow Roman brick with terra-cotta trim; one-over-one wood sash windows with curved sash at the two-story curved bay above the first floor; low walled box stoop; double-leaf, wood and plate glass entry doors with arched transom containing wrought-iron grilles Francois I detailing including quoins, drip moldings at second floor windows with end bosses in animal form and gargoyles above fourth floor windows; elaborate cornice; wrought-iron grate under first floor window; wrought-iron areaway gate and railing.

Historic District: West End - Collegiate HD

Alterations: Storm windows installed throughout; cellar door replaced; entry lamp added.

History: Built as one of a row of two houses (Nos. 23-24);

References: New York City* Department of Buildings, Manhattan, Plans, Permits and Dockets.

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