300 Riverside Drive

aka 300-302 Riverside Drive; aka 319 West 102nd Street

300 Riverside Drive


Date: 1922

NB Number: NB 185-1922

Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Information: Block 1890, Lot 1

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect/Builder:  Pelham, George F.

Original Owner: 300 Riverside Drive Corporation

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, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 14

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Decorative Metal Work: Iron grilles on primary and secondary entrance doors, sidelights, and transoms

Significant Architectural Features: Tripartite composition with two-story base, 10-story middle section, and two-story upper section; sections separated by projecting terra-cotta cornices; West 102nd Street facade divided into two wings by light court; limestone-clad basement with granite watertable; primary entrance recessed within light court, features limestone enframement with modillioned cornice and ornate iron grilles; historic ironand-glass double-leaf doors with transoms and sidelights; window openings feature molded terra-cotta sills; corner windows at fourth, fifth, and 13th stories feature elaborate terra-cotta enframements; some historic six-over-six double-hung windows; bracketed masonry balconettes at ninth story; modillioned cornice with dentils, egg-and-dart molding, and antefixes

Alterations: Most windows replaced (historically six-over-six double hung); some through-wall air conditioners punched through facade

South Facade: Designed (historic, base painted)
Door(s): Original primary door; historic iron-and-glass double-leaf doors with transoms in riverside drive secondary entrance
Windows: Mixed (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Historic (basement)
Cornice: Original
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite
Areaway Paving Material: Concrete pavers, granite steps and curbing at West 102nd Street entrance

West Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Similar to West 102nd Street facade; secondary basement entrance with garlanded enframement, iron grilles on door and transom

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall; cornices return slightly around building corner from primary facade; regular arrangement of rectangular window openings; service way accessed through historic metal fence and gate

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