320 West 86th Street, AKA 318-322 West 86th Street



320 West 86th Street, AKA 318-322 West 86th Street


Date: 1914-1915

NB Number: NB 315-1914

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Mulliken & Moeller

Developer/Owner/Builder: 86th Street & West End Avenue Co

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Roof Type/Material: Pitched

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: High stone water table with small casement windows; two story base with elaborate brickwork; two story entrance with elaborate terra cotta enframements featuring a period wood and glass double leaf door, pilasters with foliate designs lion heads, spandrel panel with symbolic designs; two possibly historic light fixtures flank entrance; windows at the second and third stories with scrolled pediment; terra cotta cornice runs the width of the building at the third story and acts as sills at this level; terra cotta window enframements are repeated at the outer bay windows at the fourth and fifth stories; tripartite window groupings at the outer bays, with possibly historic six-over-one windows at several stories and one-over-one windows at most stories; central bays feature windows with simple stone sills at fifth through tenth stories; terra cotta cornice at the 11th story runs the width of the building and features balconettes at the outer bay windows with enframements that frame the 12th story windows; topped by a terra cotta cornice at the roofline; Decorative Metal Work: Non-historic metal security grilles at first story and basement windows

Building Notes: Third of three building with identical design features

Notable History and Residents: This property housed the Carol Residence for Women in the 1930s.

North Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Replaced Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories) Roof: Pitched (possibly historic) Cornice: Original Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

West Facade: Designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Western facade of building is partially visible from seventh to 12th stories and features a terra-cotta cornice that wraps the building at 11th story and several one-over-one windows with simple stone sills

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Non-historic metal and glass double leaf door with sidelights; windows replaced; canvas and metal awing at entrance runs to the curb.


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