332 West 83rd Street


332 West 83rd Street

Date: 1898-99

NB Number: 730-1898

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  True, Clarence

Developer/Owner/Builder: Riverside Building Co.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District and Individual Landmark

Landmark Designation Report: Riverside-West End Historic District Ext. 1332 West 83rd Street House

National Register Designation: n/a

Primary Style:  Elizabethan Revival

Primary Facade:   Limestone and red roman brick

Stories: 6

Special Windows: Segmental-arched leaded-glass window east of entrance

Decorative Metal Work: Metal gate at service entrance; balconette

Significant Architectural Features: Limestone base and detailing; three-story bow front with stone
parapet in eastern bays; recessed segmental-arched entrance with carved limestone reveals,
flanked by pilasters supporting an entablature; glass-and-wood door; segmental-arched service
entrance with gate and wood-and-glass door; upper windows with keyed surrounds; balconette at
second story; pilasters on fourth story; gable with elaborate dormer and similar dormer; brick
chimneys on party wall

Alterations: Doorbells; razor wire; remote utility meter; box with conduit

Building Notes: Window screens and lights with conduits were in place at the time of the building’s
designation as an individual landmark in 1991.

Site Features: Historic metal fence; metal ladder to cellar

Notable History and Residents: The house was owned by Robert E. Dowling, president of the City
Investing Company one of the city’s major real estate firms until his death in 1943.

332 West 83rd Street

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