258 West 97th Street, aka 256-258 West 97th Street

Florham; Royal Park Hotel

258 West 97th Street, aka 256-258 West 97th Street

 

Date: 1901-1903

NB Number: NB 336-1901

Type:  Flats

Architect:  C. Huntington

Developer/Owner/Builder: John L Pease

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:   Roman Brick and Stone

Stories: 7

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Stone base, first story rusticated; portico with Corinthian columns and pilasters; bowed outer bays with carved bases; band courses with egg and dart molding; stone sills and flared lintels; bracketed pressed metal cornice with Greek key frieze

Building Notes: Built as a flats building known as the Florham, it was converted to single room occupancy in the 1940s. (ALT 471-1942) Still classified as a hotel; it is currently the Royal Park Hotel.

Site Features: Non-historic fence around areaways; diamond plate staircase with pipe railing; pipes

North Facade: Designed (historic, painted, patched, repointed) Stoop: Painted Porch(es): Historic; Door(s): Replaced primary door; basement door replaced 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: Metal Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, painted, parged at roofline; clay-tile coping; windows replaced; bulkhead and pipe on roof South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, painted, parged; clay tile coping; stone lintels; windows replaced; fire escapes

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Door and surround replaced; non-historic lights; indoor/outdoor carpet on stoop; bird deterrent wires; conduits; cables; remote utility meter; basement windows replaced, one with louvered vent, one infilled, and one with replacement sash; grille in basement altered for air conditioner

 

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