327 West 76th Street

327 West 76th Street

 

Date: 1891-92

NB Number: NB 574-91

Block: 1185

Lot: 54

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Mott, Charles T.

Developer/Owner/Builder: William Jacob and Reuben Skinner

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: West End – Collegiate Historic District

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Metal, Pressed Metal, rock-faced brownstone, rusticated brownstone, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 4

Elements: Four-story rowhouse; brick facade of banded rustication on a low base of smooth and rock-faced brownstone; the
lower floors enframed by rope twist moldings and divided by dentil string courses; fourth story articulated by pilasters
and recessed behind a turned classical balustrade of stone; fully rounded bay at first and second stories on right, capped
by elaborate metal railing; very high round-arched window with stained glass transom on the second floor bay suggests a main parlor floor at that level; an unusual entrance is composed of an arched opening framed by pilasters and topped by a rectangular terra-cotta panel of swags and a cartouche; double leaf wood and plate glass doors and a fanlight transom are faced with elaborate decorative screens using Renaissance style motifs; low balustrade stoop railings in stone terminate in a carved newel in swag patterns; simple pressed metal cornice using a dentil molding.

Historic District: West End - Collegiate HD

Alterations: Three-over-three, horizontal muntin, double-hung wood sash installed on the first and second floors; entry lamps added. First and second floor windows originally had transoms.

History: Built as a row of five houses (Nos. 323-331). No. 327 was the most elaborate of these five related designs arid the most sophisticated example of Mott’s work in the historic district.

References: New York City, Department of Buildings, Manhattan, Plans, Permits and Dockets.

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