320 West 83rd Street, AKA 318-322 West 83rd Street



320 West 83rd Street, AKA 318-322 West 83rd Street


Date: 1901-1902

NB Number: NB 480-1901

Type:  Flats

Architect:  Pelham, George F.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Elias Kempner

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Beaux-Arts

Primary Facade:   iron-spot brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 7

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure: Significant Architectural Features: H-shaped plan; two story rusticated stone base; ironspot brick upper facade; entrance surround with acanthus molding, segmental pediment, and cartouche; possibly historic metal and glass door; chamfered reveals at light court; terra cotta banding and stringcourse at seventh story; multi story bowed bays with elaborately carved bases; balcony; windows with stone or terra cotta flared lintels with elaborate keystones (including the light court); eared surrounds, some with segmental pediments; fire escape across light court; cornice; decorative metal work: possibly historic fire escape and railings across light court

Site Features: Possibly historic metal fence at basement entrance; vertical pipe; conduit

North Facade: Designed (historic, some brick replaced) Door(s): Possibly historic primary door; non-historic metal door at basement Windows: Replaced Security Grilles: Possibly historic (basement) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, partially painted and parged; clay tile coping; stone sills and lintels; windows replaced, one at seventh story enlarged; brick chimney; pipes on roof

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Entrance altered; additional fire escapes; balcony on east pavilion altered for fire escape; cheek walls at entrance removed; lights; conduits; some brick replaced; remote utility meter


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