39 West 105th Street

39 West 105th Street


Date: 1886-87

NB Number: NB 518-1886; NB 519-1886

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Gilbert, C.P.H.

Developer/Owner/Builder: John Brown (owner), Petit Murdock (builder)

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Manhattan Avenue Historic District

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Metal, and Stone

Stories: 3 and basement

Historic District: Manhattan Avenue HD

History: See 122-40 Manhattan Avenue

Description: Mirror image of 124 Manhattan Avenue; rusticated brownstone door surround at entryway; rusticated brownstone window surround with incised lintel at first story paired fenestration; molded stone band with no end detail continuous with oriel base; pressed-metal cornice with decorative moldings

Alterations: facade, stone and pressed-metal details painted; originally rusticated brownstone basement, water table and first story stuccoed and now smooth; stoop stuccoed in patches; majority of original carved stone details replaced or smoothed, including foliate and mask motif on pediment, scroll brackets with foliated corbels, and rusticated brownstone voussoirs with foliate keystones at first story, carved oriel base and adjoining molded stone arched lintels with keystones and corbels at third story; paneled wood-and-glass door; non-historic windows and sashes; oriel historically featured multi-paned upper sashes and stained glass transoms; arched third story fenestration did not historically feature transoms; sunburst pediment removed from parapet; globe finials removed from parapet; facade originally continuous with 39 and 43 West 105th Street at first, second and third stories; ironwork at areaway; gate at areaway; lighting at entryway

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