353 Riverside Drive

353 Riverside Drive


Date: 1899-1901

NB Number: NB 831-1899

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect/Builder:  Kohn, Robert D.

Original Owner: Adolph Openhym

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Beaux-Arts

Primary Facade:   Brick, Limestone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 5

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Decorative Metal Work: Second-story balconette railing; two-story copper oriel (side facade); copper cornice

Significant Architectural Features: Three-story, full-width rounded bay; rusticated limestone base with granite watertable; segmental-arched central entrance enframement topped with ornate cartouche; iron-and-glass double-leaf doors with intricate grillwork; segmental-arched ground-floor window openings; boldly projecting second-story balconette with elaborate scrolled brackets and decorative iron railing; red brick upper stories featuring central limestone section serving as window enframement, with quoins, second-story cartouche and denticulated lintel, and modillioned cornice topped with a balustrade; fourth-story windows framed with quoined limestone below a terra-cotta beltcourse; scrolled brackets supporting modillioned copper cornice; mansard roof; fifth-story dormer with terra-cotta enframement featuring central segmental-arched lintel with cartouche

 Alterations: Window sash replaced within historic frames, with historic transom bars (historically multi-paned-over-one double-hung sash); second-story window grilles installed; rooftop deck with metal railing

Building Notes: Built as part of a pair of row houses at 352 and 353 Riverside Drive

West Facade: Designed (historic)
Door(s): Original primary door
Windows: Mixed
Security Grilles: Mixed (upper stories)
Roof: Replaced (pitched – asphalt shingles)
Cornice: Original
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Concrete with metal plate

North Facade: Designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Fully designed side wall; similar to primary facade with limestone base, brick upper stories with limestone window enframements; two-story angled oriel window clad  in copper; one-story angled oriel window clad in limestone; limestone-clad dormer towards front, two copper-clad dormers toward rear; concrete-paved side yard with planting beds accessed through altered historic iron fence

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