300 West End Avenue

257 West 74th Street, 259 West 74th Street

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300 West End Avenue

 

Date: 1916-17

NB Number: NB 233-1916

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Schwartz & Gross

Developer/Owner/Builder: Paterno Construction Company

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, Granite, Limestone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 13 and basement

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Decorative Metal Work: Transom and sidelights at entrance

Significant Architectural Features: Stone door surround with arched pediments, shield and pilasters; triple window stone surround above entrance door; Flemish bond and decorative brickwork; continuous stone banding; terra-cotta window surrounds with triangular pediment at 12th story and brick arched lintels and stone keystone at top story; stone roundels at parapet

Alterations: Basement entrance sealed with plywood; through-the-wall air conditioners; sidewalk canopy with light fixtures underneath

Site Features: Concrete stairs with metal railing to basement entrance in northern bay

West Facade: Designed (historic)
Door(s): Replaced primary door
Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Historic (basement)
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Concrete

South Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Similar to West End Avenue facade; window grilles at basement appear to be historic with non-historic addition at top; three possibly historic doors at first story with granite steps and metal railings, railing at eastern entrance probably not historic; replacement sash; concrete driveway to rear yard; concrete sidewalk and granite curb

North Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick facade; replacement sash; two lines of windows sealed with brick infill; fire escape; water tower at roof

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick facade; historic twelve-over-one double-hung wood windows and historic metal window grilles at basement; replacement sash at upper stories; one line of windows sealed with brick infill; exposed conduit at first story; fire escape; brick chimney

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