310 West 86th Street, AKA 310-316 West 86th Street

310 West 86th Street, AKA 310-316 West 86th Street


Date: 1914-1915

NB Number: NB 315-1914

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Mulliken & Moeller

Developer/Owner/Builder: 86th Street & West End Avenue Co

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:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Roof Type/Material: Pitched

Structure: Significant Architectural Features: High stone water table with small casement windows; two story base with elaborate brickwork; two-story entrance with elaborate terra cotta enframements featuring a period wood and glass double leaf door, pilasters with foliate designs lion heads, spandrel panel with symbolic designs; two possibly historic light fixtures flank entrance; windows at the second and third stories with scrolled pediment; terra cotta cornice runs the width of the building at the third story and acts as sills at this level; terra cotta window enframements are repeated at the outer bay windows at the fourth and fifth stories; tripartite window groupings at the outer bays, with possibly historic six-over-one windows at several stories and one-over-one windows at most stories; central bays feature windows with simple stone sills at fifth through tenth stories; terra cotta cornice at the 11th story runs the width of the building and features balconettes at the outer bay windows with enframements that frame the 12th story windows; topped by a terra cotta cornice at the roofline; Decorative Metal Work: Non-historic metal security grilles at first story and basement windows

Building Notes: Second of three buildings with identical design features; first story doctors office since 1952.

North Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Replaced primary door; two secondary entrances with metal doors and transom west of main entrance. Windows: Possibly historic (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Mixed (upper stories); mixed (basement) Roof: Pitched (possibly historic) Cornice: Original Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone 

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Non-historic metal and glass double leaf door with sidelights; windows replaced; canvas and metal awing at entrance runs to the curb.

References: NYC, Department of Buildings Certificate of Occupancy 40022-1952.

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