255 West 98th Street, aka 255-259 West 98th Street



255 West 98th Street, aka 255-259 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 story) 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; possibly historic lights; Decorative Metal Work: Balconette railings

Building Notes: Penthouse added by the 1940s (CO 32620-1947).

Site Features: Grilles; pipes, one goose-necked; siamese hydrant; diamond plate hatches

South Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Replaced Security Grilles: Possibly historic (upper stories); possibly historic (basement) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, white and red, parged; stone or terra  cotta sills; windows replaced

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Marquee; conduits; house numbers; remote utility meter; intercom; postal release box; flower boxes

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