317 West 82nd Street



317 West 82nd Street


Date: 1892

NB Number: NB 39-1892

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Mortimer P Thain

Developer/Owner/Builder: Henry Parsons

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

Window Type/Material: See structure

Structure:   Significant Architectural Features: Angular oriel at second story; Two story brownstone base, rock faced at basement; windows at first story with beaded chamfer moldings and wood framed transoms; brick oriel with carved base; three windows at third and fourth stories with brownstone sills, lintels and sill course; possibly copper cornice

Site Features: Concrete steps; non-historic railings and fence; diamond plate hatch; perforated vent in areaway wall; fuel pipe

South Facade: Designed (historic, painted, patched) Stoop: Removed Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Mixed (upper stories); possibly historic (basement) Security Grilles: Possibly historic (basement) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Non-historic metal fence on a concrete curb Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Ironspot Roman brick

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Stoop removed and entrance relocated in 1944; entrance reconfigured as a window; new entrance at basement; basement patched and painted around entrance; balustrade removed from oriel; lights; intercom; remote utility meter

History:  Originally a single family dwelling, by 1930 it had been converted into a lodging house and by 1944 into apartments. One of five row houses by Mortimer P. Thain, 317 was included in a proposed West 82nd Street Historic District, along with 310-316, 307-315, and 319-325 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, Certificate of Occupancy, 31132, August 9, 1945; U. S. Census records, 1930.

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