266 West 71st Street

266  West 71st Street


Date: 1892

NB Number: NB 725-1892

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Ferdon, Martin V.B.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Egan & Hallecy

Row Configuration: Originally part of a row of six identical row houses (no. 256 through 266), of which five still remain (no. 256 was demolished).

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:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brownstone

Stories:  3 and basement

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Significant Architectural Features: Rusticated brownstone at basement, first and second stories; molded lintels and sills; main entry portico consisting of fluted pilasters supporting a molded entablature on brackets with dragon reliefs; bracketed, molded cornice above third story with sunburst and anthemion details.

Alterations: Replaced sashes (one-over-one double-hung sashes present in c. 1939 tax photograph); non-historic infill at openings beneath basement window opening; frieze stripped at first story (see nos. 258 through 264 for original appearance); pigeon-deterrent spikes above first story; light fixtures at main entry (prior to c. 1980s tax photograph); intercom at main entry; awning at main entry; light fixture at basement; intercom at basement; awnings at basement window openings.

Site Features: Brownstone posts at stoop with molded conical caps and dragon and foliate reliefs on three sides; masonry (painted) stairs descend into areaway; in-ground metal vent within areaway; non-historic wood handrails at stoop (after c. 1980s tax photograph); non-original metal gate at entrance to areaway.

North Facade: Designed (historic, resurfaced)
Stoop: Original stoop (possibly historic gate under stoop)
Door(s): Replaced primary door
Windows: Mixed (upper stories); possibly historic (basement)
Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories); possibly historic (basement)
Cornice: Original
Areaway Wall/Fence Material(s): Non-historic low masonry walls with metal rails
Areaway Paving Material(s): Orange ceramic tiles
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Concrete and metal

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