330 West 72nd Street

330 West 72nd Street

 

Date: 1927

NB Number: NB 167-1927

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Blum, George and Edward

Developer/Owner/Builder: Delgado Hermanos Corporation (Jos. B. Delgado)

Row Configuration: Four row houses were demolished for constructing of apartment house, referred to as a tenement on the new building application.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Addendum to the West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension Designation Report

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Art Deco and Medieval Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Cast Stone, Masonry, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 15 and penthouse

Historic District: West End-Collegiate HD Extension

Decorative Metal Work: Patterned screens at double doors at main entry Significant Architectural Features: Tripartite vertical configuration; masonry/cast stone base capped by small molded, bracketed cornice; brick at shaft and capital with slightly projecting central bays with stylized edging; crenellated cast-stone sills at most window openings; stylized  balconettes at ninth story, slender molded and modillioned bands at third and fifth stories, and small cast-stone shields at third story; patterned cast-stone frieze, continuous with balconettes, separates shaft from capital; double-height, continuous cast-stone window surrounds at central bays at capital feature

stylized details including segmental-arched pediments with roundels; decorative brickwork at roofline; pointed-arch opening at main entry with slightly projecting, stylized cast-stone Gibbs surround with rosettes; segmental-arched openings at secondary entries; granite water table.
Alterations: Cornice apparently simplified (after c.1939 tax photograph but prior to c. 1980s tax photograph); replaced sashes (historic configuration appears to be six-over-six or six-over-one double-hung windows in c. 1939 tax photograph); through-wall air conditioners throughout; awning at main entry, projects onto sidewalk; metal window boxes at first story; light fixtures at main entry; security camera within areaway.
Building Notes: It was designed to contain apartments, doctor’s offices, and storage.
References: New York City Department of Buildings, New Building Application Dockets.
Site Features: Masonry stoops with low sidewalls at secondary entries; non-original metal handrails at secondary-entry stoops and
at service entry; concrete-and-metal steps descend to service area; in-ground metal hatch doors towards western end of elevation.
North Facade: Designed (historic, painted at first story)
Door(s): Possibly historic primary door; possibly historic secondary doors
Windows: Replaced
Cornice: Altered
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Masonry
West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Buff brick; some masonry facing from primary (north) facade wraps slightly onto this facade at base.

 

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