328 West 83rd Street, AKA 328-330 West 83rd Street



328 West 83rd Street, AKA 328-330 West 83rd Street


Date: 1900-1901

NB Number: NB 559-1900

Type:  Flats

Architect:  True, Clarence

Developer/Owner/Builder: Herbert H True

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 and Brownstone

Stories: 6

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Quoins; alternating bands of brick and brownstone at first story; carved spandrels; brownstone lintels, sills, and stringcourses; possibly historic transom with house number

Site Features: Possibly historic metal fence, with altered posts, on stone curb at basement entrance and areaway; concrete steps and paving

North Facade: Designed (historic, resurfaced, patched, repointed) Stoop: Removed Door(s): Replaced primary door; basement door replaced Windows: Replaced (upper stories); altered (basement) Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Possibly historic metal fence Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Red brick, repointed; clay tile coping; metal chimney stacks (from 332 West 83rd Street) attached to wall

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Basement resurfaced; first story resurfaced and patched; brick repointed and replaced; entrance altered and door replaced prior to the mid-1980s; two windows at basement infilled; windows reconfigured and replaced; remote utility meter; intercom; lights; fuel pipe through basement window

History: Originally built as a six-family tenement, 328 included its architect, Clarence True, among its tenants. At the time of the 1930 census the building had become a lodging house for women. It was converted into a single room occupancy residence in 1940. It is now listed in Department of Buildings’ records as an elevator apartment building. References: NYC, Department of Buildings, ALT 1437-1940, Certificates of Occupancy 27609, April 25, 1941, 88019 December 16, 1985; U. S. Census records, 1930. 

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