251 West 98th Street, aka 247-253 West 98th Street

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251 West 98th Street, aka 247-253 West 98th Street


Date: 1912-1913

NB Number: NB 675-1912

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Ajello, Gaetan

Developer/Owner/Builder: A C & H M Hall Realty Co

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:   Stone, Terra Cotta, and white brick

Stories: 9

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure: Significant Architectural Features: Stone base; entrance with molded surround; terra cotta cornice with denticulated and egg and dart moldings, cartouches and paneled frieze above second story supported by paneled piers topped by cartouches; flat-arched windows at second story with terra cotta mullions, bracketed sills and paneled spandrels; windows at third story with terra cotta surrounds and mullions; terra cotta band course with paneled frieze; windows at fourth through eighth stories with terra cotta lintels (with cartouches at fifth and eighth stories) and mullions; balconettes at fifth and seventh stories; round and segmental arched windows at ninth story with terra cotta surrounds (segmental arched windows with cartouches) and mullions and possibly historic railings; bracketed cornice; Decorative Metal Work: Balconette railings

Building Notes: Penthouse added some time in the 1940s according to a description in the Building Department docket books (ALT 105-1947). Originally lot 8 it is now condo lots 1201-1232.

Features: Grilles; pipes, one goose-necked; siamese hydrant; diamond plate hatch which extends up the bulkhead

South Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Replaced Security Grilles: Mixed (upper stories) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Meta

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, white and red, patched; light; vent

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Center balconies removed; fire escape; marquee; lights; house numbers; intercom; remote utility meter


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