450 West End Avenue, aka 448-452 West End Avenue, 256-260 West 82nd Street

450 West End Avenue


Date: 1930-1931

NB Number: NB 273-1930

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Boak & Paris

Developer/Owner/Builder: 450 West End Avenue Corporation

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Cast Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 18 and penthouse

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Flemish bond; entrance with terra cotta or cast stone enframement, triple window with keyed surround and cartouche; windows at first and second stories with keyed surrounds, decorative spandrel panels; cast stone or terra cotta sill course at third story; some historic six-over-one sash; quoins; multi-story bays with subtle brick pilasters and basket weave brick spandrels, terminating with windows with full surrounds; cast-stone plaques; possibly historic lights at entrance; crenellated parapets at the setbacks; pediment with finial; Decorative Metal Work: Possibly historic railings on setbacks; window guard above entrance; possibly historic railings and grille at entrance to professional offices

Site Features: On West 82nd Street: siamese hydrant; pipe; brick wall at service alley with non-historic metal door, light, intercom and razor wire; metal grilles in sidewalk

West Facade: Designed (historic, repointed, some brick replaced) Door(s): Replaced primary door; door to professional office replaced Windows: Mixed Security Grilles: Mixed (upper stories) Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone; concrete with metal nosing at corner

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, some replaced; windows mixed

North Facade: Designed (historic) Facade Notes: Similar to primary facade; windows mixed; through-wall air conditioners; brick repointed, some replaced; stepped, cast-stone water table; non-historic grilles, three altered for air conditioners

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, some replaced; windows mixed; conduit; some brick replaced; one setback built out on southeast corner; security cameras; brick chimney; rooftop bulkhead (designed)

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Through-wall air conditioners; dish antennas; some brick replaced; signage; vent; spigot; remote utility meter


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