244 Riverside Drive

aka 318 West 97th; aka 320 West 97th; aka 322 West 97th; aka 324 West 97th

244 Riverside Drive


Date: 1907

NB Number: NB 105-1907

Type:  Tenement

Architect:  Lyons, Robert T.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Robert T. Lyons

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:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: Six

Window Type/Material: Replaced (upper stories); altered (basement). Windows with brick and stone or terra-cotta surrounds with scrolled keystones, windows above second story have paneled brick spandrels; terra-cotta string course at sixth story;  windows of court with stone or cast-stone lintels and sills

Stoop: Resurfaced

Significant Architectural Features: Two pavilions around central light court; rusticated stone at first story; quoins; plaques with lion’s heads and swags at parapet; entrance with full surround; diamond plate and concrete steps to basement

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Entrance to court altered; stoop railing; awning and marquee; windows at basement infilled; cornice removed; roof-top bulkhead on north pavilion; lights; cameras with conduits; spigot. Fire escapes in light court installed in 1929; windows replaced; panning in bay replaced

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