473 West End Avenue, AKA 473-475 West End Avenue, 300-308 West 83rd Street



473 West End Avenue, AKA 473-475 West End Avenue, 300-308 West 83rd Street 


Date: 1923-1924

NB Number: NB 573-1923

Type:  Apartment House

Architect:  Ajello, Gaetan

Developer/Owner/Builder: West 83rd Street 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, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 15

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure: Significant Architectural Features: Entrance surround with cartouche; stone or terra cotta balcony at sixth story; stone or terra cotta stringcourses, those at fourth and 14th stories incorporating bracketed lintels; swags with cartouches at 14th story; full window surrounds at first, third, sixth, and 15th stories; surrounds at fourth story terminate at molded stringcourse; round arched window openings at 15th story; bracketed sills; some historic six-over-six and eight-over-eight sash; Decorative Metal Work: Metal and glass door

Building Notes: Cartouche over the entrance inscribed with “AP” the initials of Anthony Paterno, the developer; cornerstone inscribed G. Ajello, Architect.

Site Features: Metal roll down gate with razor wire at service alley on West 83rd Street; siamese hydrant; concrete driveway; stone wall with stockade fence between properties; storage bins; metal fence between 471 and 473 West End Avenue

East Facade: Designed (historic, repointed, some brick replaced) Door(s): Possibly historic primary door Windows: Mixed (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories) Cornice: Removed; Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone; concrete with metal nosing at corner Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Metal fence Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Red and tan brick; brick replaced and repointed; stringcourse continues from east; windows mixed; solarium at first story; possibly historic metal grille on southeast; through-wall air conditioners; fence on roof

North Facade: Designed (historic) Facade Notes: Sixth story not ornamented; through-wall air conditioners; cornice removed; basement windows replaced; mixed windows; non-historic grilles at first story; stonework at first story painted; spigot; remote utility meter; vents

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Red and tan brick, some repointed or replaced; stone sills; windows replaced, two reconfigured; fire escape with two balconies; water tank; through-wall air conditioners; light with conduit; pipe; security camera; conduits; cables; metal gate at basement

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: First story base and surrounds painted; brick repointed and some replaced; windows replaced (except as noted); non-historic grilles on first story, some altered for air conditioners; cornice removed; marquee; lights; doorbell; sign; vents


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