40 West 106th Street

40 West 106th Street 

Date: 1886-87

NB Number: NB 1606-1886

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

Stoop: conventional stoop with solid sidewalls and scroll handrail details

Historic District: Manhattan Avenue HD

History: See 122-40 Manhattan Avenue

Description: Similar to 122 Manhattan Avenue; sandstone second and third story facades; conventional stoop with solid sidewalls and scroll handrail details; rusticated window surround at basement; molded stone band at water table; rusticated door surround at entryway; scroll brackets with foliate corbels and details at entryway; pressed metal oriel base with acanthus leaf ornament integrated with first story; rusticated stone band with foliate end blocks at second story bisected by oriel; no molded band at second story; interlockin brownstone blocks at first story with 38 and 42 West 106th Street; iron gate beneath stoop

Alterations: stoop stuccoed and painted; first story stuccoed in patches; facade painted; original detail on pediment removed; non-historic door enframent including transom and door; non-historic windows and sashes; arched third story fenestration did not historically feature transoms; curved, multi-paned transoms removed from first story paired fenestration; historic multi-paned upper sashes at oriel removed; stained-glass transoms removed from oriel; globe finials removed from parapet; facade originally continuous with 38 and 42 West 106th Street at second and third stories; security grilles at basement and first story; iron handrail on stoop; security gate at stoop; ironwork at areaway; intercom and lighting at basement and entryway

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