256 West 75th Street

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256 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

Significant Architectural Features: Rusticated stone base; curved oriel at second story with decorative squares and large curved bracket; paneled cornice.

Alterations: Non-historic stoop railing; light fixture with exposed conduit by main entrance; triangular pediment at roof removed; rooftop railing.

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

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

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