270 Riverside Drive

Glen Cairn; aka 271 Riverside Drive; aka 272 Riverside Drive; aka 321 West 99th Street; aka 323 West 99th Street; aka 325 West 99th Street; aka 327 West 99th Street

270 Riverside Drive


Date: 1910-1911

NB Number: NB 259-1910

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Rouse & Goldstone

Developer/Owner/Builder: Highwood Realty & Construction 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:   Brick, Limestone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: Twelve

Window Type/Material: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)

Stoop Type: Possibly historic

South Facade: Designed (historic; patched)

North Facade: Brick, patched; railing on roof

East Facade: Brick; vents in wall; stone sills; windows replaced; fire escape

West Facade: Stone stoop; portico with marble columns and pilasters supporting an entablature and balcony; balconette railings; entrance with molded surround and elaborate keystone; window above entrance with eared surround, carved
39 lintel and broken segmental pediment with cartouche; historic metal-and-glass door and transom; brick repointed and patched; windows replaced; non-historic grilles at basement and first story Site: pipe railing with stone posts; concrete sidewalk; concrete curb with metal edge

Significant Architectural Features:  Stone base; stone stoop with cheek walls; upper stories brick laid in Flemish bond, rusticated at corners; decorative terra-cotta panels at 10th story; paneled piers at 11th and 12th stories; geometric-patterned brick and carved spandrels; cornice at third story; entrance with full surround, egg-and-dart molding, and scrolled brackets supporting a molded lintel with hood and cartouche; denticulated and egg-and-dart moldings at roofline

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Cornice removed except for molding; balconies removed; stoop railing; lights; remote utility meter; sign

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