267 West 70th Street

267 West 70th Street


Date: 1924

NB Number: NB 115-1924

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Bagge, George A. and Sons

Developer/Owner/Builder: placeholder

Row Configuration: 265-269 West 70th Street Inc. (Chas P. Mc. Morrow, president)

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:  Colonial Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Limestone, Red Brick, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 6

Special Windows: Stained-glass windows flanking main entry.

Decorative Metal Work: Decorative rails at fire escape with stylized scroll brackets at first story.

Significant Architectural Features: Recessed brick banding at first and second stories; terra-cotta details (including within courtyard) such as banding, splayed lintels, rectangular sills, ellipses, garlands, and panels with garland and cartouche details; masonry facing at far-wall of courtyard at first story, containing main entry and recessed window openings with decorative foliate frames; Classical masonry main entry portico.

Alterations: Basement windows filled in with brick (west and east wall within courtyard and at primary facade towards west end of elevation); replaced sashes, except where noted in “Special Windows” (triple double-hung sashes present in c. 1939 tax photograph); address numbers to east of main entry; handrails and chain at service entry; masonry details pained at service entry.

Building Notes: This apartment house with a small entrance courtyard was originally designed to accommodate 30 families. Possibly historic light fixtures flank the main entry.

References: New York City Department of Buildings, New Building Application Dockets.

Site Features: Building courtyard raised one small masonry step above grade (concrete); concrete stairs descend to service entry; non-historic handrails at stoop.

South Facade: Designed (historic)
Stoop: Original
Door(s): Replaced primary door; replaced at service entry
Windows: Replaced (except where noted) (upper stories); filled in (basement)
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Concrete and metal

East Facade: Partially designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Red brick; some horizontal terra-cotta elements from primary (south) facade return onto this facade as flush bands

West Facade: Partially designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Same as east facade

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension


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