465 West End Avenue, AKA 301 West 82nd Street




465 West End Avenue, AKA 301 West 82nd Street


Date: 1910-1911

NB Number: NB 558-1910

Type:  Apartment House

Architect:  D Everett Waid

Developer/Owner/Builder: Harry Schiff

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Medieval Revival

Primary Facade:   Buff brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12 and penthouse

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure: Significant Architectural Features: Two story stone base; possibly historic stone stoop with brass railings; segmental arched entrance with decorated reveal; pilasters topped by lions and shields; metal and glass door with elaborately decorated transom; quadruple window above entrance with paneled surround; terra cotta surrounds at third, 11th, and 12th stories with brick panels (panels at third story raised); terra cotta stringcourse at third story with grotesques and rosettes, more heavily decorated above entrance; stringcourse with gargoyle and rosettes below 11th story; terra cotta window enframements; quadruple windows with paneled mullions; perforated parapet wall; central pediment with cartouche, ribbon and shields; Decorative Metal Work: Areaway fence; grille work in transom and sidelights

Site Features: Historic areaway fence with stone posts, historic gates (one now fixed in place); diamond plate stairs with pipe railing; metal gate with barbed wire across areaway on south side; non-historic fence and gate on south side with intercom and lock in reveal; concrete paved service alley on west with diamond plate ramp with pipe railing, stone wall and stockade fence

Notable History and Residents: Milt Gross, the newspaper cartoonist lived in the building in 1930

East Facade: Designed (historic, patched, altered) Stoop: Possibly historic Door(s): Historic primary door Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Not historic (basement) Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Historic stone and decorative metal fence Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

South Facade: Designed (historic, altered) Facade Notes: Brick, some replaced; balconies removed; double-leaf wood door with sidelight and transom of textured glass at basement; non-historic grille and transom; windows replaced; non-historic grilles, one altered to accommodate air conditioner at basement; signage; stone curb replaced

North Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Buff brick, some replaced particularly at the roofline; repointing; windows replaced; coping; metal fence at roof; full-height metal pipe West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Buff and red brick, some replaced; metal door; fire escape with balcony at seventh floor; stone sills; windows replaced; non-historic grilles at first story; window at basement level infilled; water tank; rooftop bulkhead; pipes; conduits

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Some brick replaced; balconies removed; marquee; lights with conduits; hydrant (though fence)

References: U. S. Census records, 1930.

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