254 West 75th Street

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254 West 75th Street


Date: 1885-86

NB Number: NB 1538-1885

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Merritt, William J.

Developer/Owner/Builder: William E. D. Stokes

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:  Queen Anne

Primary Facade:   Brick and Stone

Stories: 3 and basement

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Special Windows: Arched transoms at first story; twelve-over-twelve double-hung wood sash at second story.

Decorative Metal Work: Door and window iron work at first and second story; terrace railing at third story.

Significant Architectural Features: Round-arched openings with rusticated stone lintels at first and third stories; angled oriel at second story; cornice with brackets.

Alterations: Light fixture above main entrance; two mailboxes and intercom by main entrance; two light fixtures with exposed conduit above door under stoop; mailbox by door under stoop.

Building Notes: One of two row houses (254 and 256 West 75th Street).

Site Features: Garbage can enclosure in areaway; gooseneck in sidewalk.

North Facade: Designed (historic, basement and first story and stone details at upper stories painted)
Stoop: Painted stoop (gate under stoop – not visible)
Door(s): Possibly historic primary door
Windows: Possibly historic (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Possibly historic (upper stories); not historic (basement)
Cornice: Original
Areaway Wall/Fence Material(s): Non-historic metal fence and gate
Areaway Paving Material(s): Slate, planters
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite

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