301 West 96th Street, aka 737-739 West End Avenue

301 West 96th Street, aka 737-739 West End Avenue


Date: 1898-1900

NB Number: NB 249-1898

Type:  Flats

Architect:  Thom & Wilson

Developer/Owner/Builder: Thomas Moloney

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:   Roman Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 5 and basement

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Stoop Type: Unknown

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Quoins and stringcourses; entrance with full surround with pilasters; round arched windows at fifth story; windows with full surrounds; galvanized iron cornice; possibly historic fire escape

Building Notes: Residential entrance on south side, the display address is 301 West 96th Street. One window was originally a door; it was partially infilled to make a window at the time of the 1939-40 tax photo. At time of designation both stores are vacant Site Features: Non-historic fence around west areaway; diamond plate steps; altered possibly historic fence around basement entrance on east; diamond plate hatches

South Facade: Designed (historic, painted) Stoop: Replaced stoop (gate under stoop – replaced) Door(s): Possibly historic primary door Windows: Replaced Storefront(s): Altered; Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Concrete with metal edge Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Metal Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

East Facade: Designed (historic) Facade Notes: Similar to primary facade; storefront altered Site: concrete ramp; concrete sidewalk; stone curb

North Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick; chimney

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Stoop replaced, non-historic railings; conduit; windows at first story infilled; storefronts altered; signage; roll-down gates at storefronts and under stoop; awnings; junction box; remote utility meters; vents in bulkhead

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