307 West 82nd Street



307 West 82nd Street


Date: 1887-1888

NB Number: NB 479-1887

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Berg & Clark

Developer/Owner/Builder: Charles Berg

Row Configuration: ABCBA

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Romanesque Revival

Primary Facade:   Brownstone, Ironspot Roman Brick, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 4 and basement

Window Type/Material: See structure

Structure: Round arched windows at first story; Two story brownstone base, rock face ashlar at basement, and rock faced banding; three story rounded bay; slightly curved stoop; round arched entrance; brick soldier course lintels at second and third stories; terra cotta enframement at third and fourth stories with paired engaged columns at third story, spandrel with guilloche design, and hipped dormer with arcaded fenestration; copper-sided dormer with projecting, polygonal roof; brick chimney; stepped gables at end and party walls.

Site Features: Non-historic fence on concrete curb; metal storage bin for trash receptacles; diamond plate hatch; gooseneck pipe; shared planting bed with non-historic fence

South Facade: Designed (historic, resurfaced, repointed, cleaned) Stoop: Resurfaced Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories); not historic (basement) Roof: Pitched – asphalt tile (replaced) Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Non-historic metal fence and gate on concrete curb Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick; parged and painted; stepped gable at front; one story rooftop additions; windows on basement and first story infilled; cables, junction box, through-wall air conditioners North Facade: Not designed (historic, altered) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, parged; windows altered; through-wall air conditioners; brick penthouse

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Facade cleaned, some resurfacing of brownstone; copper frames and siding on dormers replaced; penthouse with skylights; stoop railing replaced; windows reconfigured at third story; railing on bay; leaders; through-wall air conditioners; house number; lights; remote utility meter. The penthouse was added between 1985 and 1989.

History: Built as single family dwellings, in 1930, 307-313 were operated by Alice Ferguson as boarding houses for women. In 1950, while the new owner Gallivan Gables, Inc. continued to offer furnished rooms on the upper stories, the first story and basement were converted into two apartments each. In 1969, the entire building was converted into apartments. One of five row houses in an ABCBA pattern by Berg & Clark, 307 was included in a proposed West 82nd Street Historic District, along with 310-316 and 309-325 West 82nd Street, that was heard in 1986. In 1992 the Commission moved to take no action on the proposal. References: LPC, Research files; NYC, Department of Buildings, Certificates of Occupancy 41742, October 16, 1953, 70314, March 30, 1971, 88967, July 30, 1986; U. S. Census records, 1930.

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