315 West 82nd Street



315 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

Stoop Type: Unknown

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Three-story rounded bay; Round arched windows at first story;  brick soldier course lintels at second and third stories; terra cotta enframement with paired engaged columns and spandrel with guilloche design at third story; hipped dormer; dormer with projecting, polygonal roof; brick chimney; stepped gables at end and party walls

Site Features: Bi-level areaway; bluestone steps; non-historic railings; gooseneck pipe; grilled hatch

South Facade: Designed (historic, painted, resurfaced, altered) Stoop: Removed Door(s): Altered primary door Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Not historic (basement) Roof: Pitched – asphalt tiles (replaced) Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Non-historic fence Areaway Paving Material: Concrete and slate or bluestone

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Stoop removed; historic entrance reconfigured as a flat-headed doorway with transom; basement entrance pavilion; basement and first story resurfaced; large dormer re-sided with vinyl or aluminum, windows reconfigured; penthouse with through-wall air conditioner; railing on rounded bay; through-wall air conditioner; light; intercom; sign;  Building Notes: The penthouse was added c. 2001.

History: Built as a single-family dwelling, by 1930 315 was a lodging house. It was converted to apartments in 1955. One of five row houses in an ABCBA pattern by Berg & Clark, No. 315 was included in a proposed West 82nd Street Historic District, along with 310-316, 307-313, and 317-325 West 82nd Street, that was heard in 1986. In 1992 the Commission moved to take no action on the proposal.

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