254 West 103rd Street



254 West 103rd Street


Date: 1891-1892

NB Number: NB 1286-1891

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Ferdon, Martin V.B.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Carew & Drought

Row Configuration: placeholder

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:   Brownstone

Stories: 3 and basement

Stoop Type: See Structure

Structure: Significant Architectural Features: Rusticated base; round bay; stoop with cheek walls and carved newels; entrance surround with carved pilasters supporting an entablature with a carved frieze; paneled piers with fluted capitals at second story; fluted piers with foliate capitals, carved plaque, spandrels and lintel course at third story; copper cornice with swag-decorated and fluted frieze and dentils

Building Notes: Likely part of a row by the same architect and owner that once stood at the corner of West 103rd Street and West End Avenue. The five other houses constructed under a separate NB were demolished in 1922.

Site Features: Wall with non-historic fence and gate

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

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, painted; windows mixed; grilles at basement altered for air conditioner; wires; junction box

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick; windows and door replaced; leader; stone lintels and sills; non-historic grilles

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Intercom; stoop railing; light


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