315 Riverside Drive

aka 314-318 Riverside Drive; 324-326 West 104th Street

315 Riverside Drive


Date: 1930

NB Number: NB 323-1930

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect/Builder:  Boak & Paris

Original Owner: A. C. & H. M. Hall Realty Company

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Art Deco

Primary Facade:   Brick and Cast Stone

Stories: 19 and penthouse

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Decorative Metal Work: Ground-floor window grilles with floral Art Deco motifs

Significant Architectural Features: Tripartite composition with two-story base, 14-story middle section, and three-story upper section; granite and cast-stone watertable; base clad in patterned brickwork; primary entrance features double-height cast-stone enframement with floral Art Deco motifs; cast-stone beltcourses above second and 16th stories; corner windows above beltcourses feature iron balconettes and cast-stone enframements and corbels; center and corner bays flanked by vertical brick piers running the height of the facade; center bays feature rounded brick spandrels while corner bays feature patterned brick spandrels with cast-stone insets; window openings feature cast-stone sills; many historic multi-over-one windows; upper section features several setbacks; terraces enclosed by historic iron railings above cast-stone coping; capped with two-story water tower enclosure

Alterations: Some windows replaced (historically multi-over-one double hung sash); a few air conditioners punched through Riverside Drive facade

North Facade: Designed (historic)
Door(s): Possibly historic primary door
Windows: Mixed
Security Grilles: Original (upper stories)
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite

West Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Similar to West 104th Street facade

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall; regular arrangement of window openings

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall; regular arrangement of window openings; service way accessed through brick wall with non-historic metal door

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