319 West 82nd Street



319 West 82nd Street


Date: 1892

NB Number: NB 479-1892

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

Stoop Type: Unknown

Structure: Stained glass transoms at second storStained glass transoms at second story; Two story brownstone base, rock faced at basement; segmental-arched window opening with incised clover in keystone; historic entrance opening with beaded chamfer molding; triple window with keyed brownstone surround at second story; brownstone sills and lintels at third story; round arched window openings with brownstone sill course and hood molding at fourth story; cornice

Site Features: Non-historic metal fence on concrete and brick curb; brick steps and areaway wall with built-in planters; non historic railings; diamond plate hatch; pipe

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

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Basement resurfaced and painted; first story patched; stoop removed, replaced by entrance pavilion with cantilevered door hood (1961); historic entrance reconfigured as window; first story window reconfigured and sill altered; transoms at first story infilled; windows replaced (except as noted); intercom; light; remote utility meter

History: Originally built as a single family row house, 319 had become a rooming house by 1920. Between 1935 and 1939 it was owned by the Home for Incurables. It remained a rooming house until 1961 when it was converted to apartments. One of five row houses by Mortimer P. Thain, 319 was included in a proposed West 82nd Street Historic District, along with 310-316, 307-317, and 321-325 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, ALT 2231-1935, ALT 1426-1956, ALT 2118-1960, ALT 125-1961; Office of the Register, New York County, Deeds and Conveyances, Liber 3894, p. 411 (May, 24, 1935) and Liber 4002, p. 476 (April 24, 1939); U. S. Census records, 1920 and 1930.

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