411 West End Avenue, AKA 409-411 West End Avenue, 302-304 West 80th Street


411 West End Avenue


Date: 1935-1936

NB Number: NB 100-1935

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Pelham, George F.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Wallenstein Realty Corporation

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Moderne

Primary Facade:   Brick, Metal, and Stone

Stories: 20 and penthouse and tower

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Two story, polished stone entrance with rounded reveal, inset lights, possibly historic metal and glass doors, possibly historic marquee framework; stone water table; three story tower with pinnacles; Special Windows: Corner windows; Decorative Metal Work: Decorative metal trim at entrance, center bays (shadowed with dark brick), setbacks, and bulkhead; metal balconies; possibly historic railings at setbacks; possibly historic window grilles on first story

Site Features: Grilles in sidewalk; concrete paved areaway with historic metal fence and gate on south side; stairs at rear with possibly historic railing across landing

Notable History and Residents: This building replaced a ten story apartment house known as Traymore Hall. Among the building’s tenants were actress Sandy Dennis and saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.

East Facade: Designed (historic, some brick replaced) Door(s): Possibly historic primary door; non-historic metal door at secondary entrance Windows: Replaced Security Grilles: Possibly historic (upper stories) Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Corner windows; setbacks; metal railings; tower with metal trim and pinnacles; windows replaced; security camera; possibly historic grilles, one altered for air conditioner

North Facade: Designed (historic) Facade Notes: Basement windows following slope of site; metal trim and balconies; windows replaced; through-wall air conditioners; possibly historic gate (altered) at service entrance; non-historic grilles at basement; basement windows replaced, some with metal panels and one with a louvered vent; vent; remote utility meter and siamese hydrant

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Some brick replaced; railings at second setback replaced; windows replaced; pipes and bulkhead on roof

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Windows replaced; through-wall air conditioners; some brick replaced; canopy on south setback; several grilles altered for air conditioners; siamese hydrant

References: “19 Story House Planned for West End Ave. Corner,” NYT, April 27, 1935, 30; Salwen, 305.


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