244 West 103rd Street (aka 244B West 103rd Street)



244 West 103rd Street (aka 244B 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

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Stone base rusticated at first story; three story bowed bay; stoop; entrance surround with pilasters with carved decoration supporting an entablature with carved frieze; triple window at second story with full surround, cartouche and carved mullions; triple window at third story with full surround and paneled mullions with wreaths; windows at fourth story with carved lintels; windows at fifth story with stone sills and lintel course; 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 242 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 with non-historic metalwork and gate

North Facade: Designed (historic, painted) Stoop: Resurfaced stoop (gate under stoop – replaced) Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Historic (upper stories); not historic (basement) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Concrete with metal edge Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Concrete; metal Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Stoop railings; intercom; lights with conduits; camera; cornice and railing removed from bay; main cornice missing decorative detail; grille at basement altered for air conditioner; cables


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