242 West 103rd Street



242 West 103rd Street


Date: 1899-1900

NB Number: NB 321-1899

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Pelham, George F.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Robert Wallace

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Roman Brick and Stone

Stories: 5 and basement

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Stone base rusticated at first story; curved bay; stoop; entrance surround with pilasters with carved decoration supporting an entablature with carved frieze; windows at second and third stories with full surrounds and carved mullions; windows at fourth and fifth story with molded sill courses, flared lintels, elaborately carved keystones and panels with wreaths; modillioned cornice with palmette decorated frieze

Building Notes: Built as one in a row of six houses, in 1927 it was converted into a boarding house along with 244 West 103rd Street (ALT 580-1927, ALT 2233-1927). Both buildings were reconfigured as apartments c. 1960 (CO 55328-1962; CO 55329-1962).

Site Features: Wall and gate; concrete steps; pipe railing

North Facade: Designed (historic, painted) Stoop: Resurfaced stoop (gate under stoop – removed) Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Possibly historic (basement) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Concrete with metal edge Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Masonry; metal Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Wires; cables; lights and camera with conduits; stoop railings; under stoop replaced with door; intercom; remote utility meters


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