304 West 75th Street

302 West 75th Street

304 West 75th Street


Date: 1930

NB Number: NB 402-1927

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Lyons, Robert T.

Developer/Owner/Builder: 315 West End Ave. Corp.

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:  Art Deco

Primary Facade:   Brick and Stone

Stories: 16

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Significant Architectural Features: Decorative brickwork; stepped back at upper floors.

Alterations: Replacement brick at eastern bay fourth story and upper parapets; canopy at entrance; intercom by western door.

Building Notes: Two light fixtures by main entrance probably historic. Rooftop railings may be historic.

Notable History and Residents: Dr. William D. Silkworth (1873-1951), co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, lived here in 1931.

References: “Apartment Leases,” New York Times, September 20, 1931, N17; “Dr. W. D. Silkworth, Aided Alcoholics,” New York Times, March 23, 1951, 21.

North Facade: Designed (historic, base painted)
Door(s): Historic primary door; non-historic door at western end
Windows: Replaced
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Bluestone

East Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Brick facade; replacement sash except historic six-over-six double-hung wood windows at first story; historic wood-and-glass door; lights and exposed conduit at first story; replacement brick at parapet and northeast corner upper stories; three-story visible rooftop addition; landscaped side yard with historic metal fence and gate, concrete walk and concrete block enclosure in the yard.

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick facade; replacement sash; fire stairs; replacement brick at parapet; visible rooftop additions; rooftop railing

South Facade: Designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick facade; replacement sash; stairs to roof; rooftop railing

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