500 West End Avenue, aka 500-506 West End Avenue, 267-281 West 84th Street

San Jose

500-506 West End Avenue


Date: 1914-1915

NB Number: NB 279-1914

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Schwartz & Gross

Developer/Owner/Builder: Paterno Construction Company

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, Limestone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Two story limestone entrance with pediment flanked by paired Ionic pilasters; limestone balconettes at the third, sixth, and ninth stories; Special Windows: Stained glass window at first story courtyard; Decorative Metal Work: Security grilles at ground story windows; gate at courtyard

West Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Replaced primary door; courtyard wood and glass doors Windows: Replaced (upper stories); mixed (basement) Security Grilles: Possibly historic (basement) Cornice: Original Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

South Facade: Designed (historic) Facade Notes: Limestone balconettes at the third, sixth, and ninth stories; one story projecting courtyard entrance featuring a central stained glass window with flanking wood and glass doors East Facade: Designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick facade; windows with molded stone sills

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Two story rooftop addition; canvas and metal awning over main entrance that extends to the end of the curb

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