243 West 75th Street

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243 West 75th Street


Date: 1884-85

NB Number: NB 1591-1884

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Merritt, William J.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Daniel D. Brandt

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:  Romanesque Revival with alterations

Primary Facade:   Stucco

Stories: 3 and basement

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Decorative Metal Work: Second story recessed balcony and third story outer windows

Significant Architectural Features: Round-arched opening at second story terrace; decorative pediment at roof

Alterations: Stoop removed, basement entrance constructed and original door opening altered; ornament stripped; two light fixtures with exposed conduit and intercom by entrance; storm windows

Building Notes: One of five row houses (241 to 249 West 75th Street), only 241 and 243 remain. Altered between 1939 and 1988.

References: New York City Department of Taxes, Photographic Record, c. 1939 and c. 1988.

Site Features: Non-historic concrete steps and railings at basement entrance

South Facade: Designed (painted, resurfaced)
Stoop: Removed
Door(s): Replaced primary door
Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Not historic (basement)
Roof: Original (pitched – shingles)
Areaway Wall/Fence Material(s): Non-historic fence
Areaway Paving Material(s): Concrete
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite

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