381 West End Avenue

aka 301 West 78th Street


  • 381 West End Avenue A
  • 381 West End Avenue Historic C
  • 381 West End Avenue Historic B
  • 381 West End Avenue Historic A

381 West End Avenue


Date: 1885-86

NB Number: NB 869-1885

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  White, Frederick B.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Henry H. Hewett (Original Owner)

Row Configuration/History: Built as one of a row of eight houses (Nos. 381-389 West End Avenue and Nos. 303-307 West 78th Street). These buildings were designed in a picturesque mode to be viewed as a single building. No. 381 West End Avenue was sold to Emily S. Mather.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: West End – Collegiate Historic District

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Flemish Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Red Brick, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 3 stories with basement

Window Type/Material: Square-headed window openings; original windows had paired one-over-one wood sash with stained glass transoms.

Roof Type/Material: Steep mansard roof.

Stoop Type: High stoop with brick walls.

Elements: Three-story residence on corner site with basement and steep mansard roof; pressed red brick facing with molded brick, unglazed terra-cotta detail and tinted mortar; square-headed window openings; original lintels were of splayed brick; original windows had paire one-over-one wood sash with stained glass transoms; high stoop with brick walls; round-arched entrance with double-leaf, metal and plate glass entry door, fanlight, and decorative wrought-iron grilles; third story gabled dormer articulated by stylized engaged columns which rise from either side of the entrance door, through a second floor string cornice and the main cornice, terminating in the finials of the gable; octagonal tower with peaked roof dominates the corner of this row of buildings; full-height chimney with engaged stylized columns on West End Avenue facade; original roof surface was tile with crenellated cresting (see 307 West 78th Street); two corbelled chimneys.

Historic District: West End - Collegiate HD

Alterations: Original lintels removed; metal casement sash with transoms added; West End Avenue facade: chimney crown removed; inappropriate brick cleaning and pointing with white mortar; tile roof surface replaced with asphalt shingles; new wrought-iron areaway fence installed; handrail added at stoop; two through-the-wall vents pierce facade on first floor.


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