325 Riverside Drive

aka 325-327 Riverside Drive; aka 322-330 West 105th Street (322 West 105th Street, 324 West 105th Street, 326 West 105th Street, 328 West 105th Street, 330 West 105th Street)

325 Riverside Drive


Date: 1920-21

NB Number: NB 48-1920

Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Information: Block 1891, Lot 35

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect/Builder:  Ajello, Gaetan

Original Owner: Paterno Brothers

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Colonial Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Limestone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 13

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Decorative Metal Work: Second-story iron balconette

Significant Architectural Features: Tripartite composition with two-story base, 10-story middle section, and one-story upper section; Flemish-bond brick work; granite watertable; primary entrance features double-height enframement with molded piers, iron balconette below second-story window, and arched lintel below cornice; iron-and-glass double-leaf doors with transom and sidelights; first-, third-, and 13th-story window openings feature molded terra-cotta enframements, with sills connecting as a beltcourse or cornice; second-story openings feature terra-cotta drip lintels connecting as a beltcourse; upper stories openings feature bracketed sills and brick lintels; alternating pattern of recessed brick spandrels

Alterations: Windows replaced; cornice removed and replaced with brick parapet; several through-wall air conditioners

North Facade: Designed (historic, base and terra-cotta ornament painted)
Door(s): Historic primary door; non-historic metal door and gate in west 105th street secondary entrance
Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Mixed (basement)
Cornice: Removed
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite (Riverside); concrete with metal plate (West 105th Street)

West Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Similar to West 105th Street

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Yellow brick side wall; regular arrangement of window openings; fire escape;service way accessed through metal gate

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall, red in front section, yellow in rear; single bay of window openings in each section

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