305 West 86th Street, AKA 303-307 West 86th Street



305 West 86th Street, 303-307 West 86th Street


Date: 1925-1926

NB Number: NB 782-1925

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Deutsch & Schneider

Developer/Owner/Builder: 305 West 86th Street Holding Corp

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report:Riverside Drive – West End Historic District Extension I

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Cast Stone, Stone, tan brick, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 15 and penthouse

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Two story stone and/or cast-stone base; round-arched entrance; Decorative Metal Work: Possibly historic metal balconies and railings; metal and glass door

Building Notes: The parapet was rebuilt in 1991 (Job 100342871-1991), it is unclear from the description whether the cornice was replaced as part of this work. The penthouse is not readily visible from street.

Site Features: Diamond plate hatch; diamond plate steps and non-historic railings at basement; standing pipe; concrete-paved light court with pipe railing at rear

South Facade: Designed (historic, painted, repointed, some brick replaced) Door(s): Possibly historic primary door; possibly historic gate at basement entrance Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Possibly historic (basement) Cornice: Possibly historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Concrete with metal nosing

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Tan brick, some replaced; windows replaced; through-wall air conditioner; concrete-paved light court with pipe railing

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

North Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Tan brick; through-wall air conditioners; windows replaced; water tank; metal chimney stack

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Base painted; some brick replaced and/or repointed; windows infilled with brick, stone or panel, one at 15th story possibly reconfigured; through-wall air conditioners; marquee; pipes on roof; perforated vent; siamese hydrant; remote utility meter


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