313 West 82nd Street



313 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 and Ironspot Roman Brick

Stories: 4 and basement

Structure: Round arched windows at first story; Significant Architectural Features: Two story brownstone base, rock face ashlar at basement, and rock faced banding; four story rounded bay; slightly curved stoop; round arched entrance; brick soldier course lintels at second and third stories; large, copper sided, hipped dormer with copper columns; small copper sided dormer with projecting, polygonal copper roof; brick chimney; stepped gables at party walls

Site Features: Non-historic areaway fence at shared garden; gas lamps; stone steps to basement entrance; non-historic railing

South Facade: Designed (historic, resurfaced, patched, cleaned) Stoop: Resurfaced stoop (Gate under stoop – replaced) Door(s): Replaced primary door; non-historic metal door in basement 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 Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Facade cleaned, brownstone partially resurfaced and patched; stoop resurfaced (except for rock-faced side walls); stoop railing; railing on bay; through-wall air conditioners; leader; house number; lights; intercom; remote utility meter

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, no. 309 was included in a proposed West 82nd Street Historic District, along with 310-316 and 307, 311-325 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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