514 West End Avenue

aka 512-516 West End Avenue; 258 West 85th Street


514 West End Avenue


Date: 1923-1924

NB Number: NB 488-1923

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Ajello, Gaetan

Developer/Owner/Builder: 514 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 and Stone

Stories: 15

Window Type/Material: See structure

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Stone water table and one story base; one story main central entrance with wood and glass double doors; stone enframements at windows at first and second stories; decorative brick quoins from second to 15th stories; stone cornice at fourth story wraps the building; channel cornice at fifth story wraps the fifth story; bracketed stone balconette at sixth story with decorative stone window enframements; arched windows with keystones, balustrade, and stone enframements at 15th story, topped by a denticulated stone cornice at the roofline; Special Windows: Arched windows at 15th story

Site Features: Gated alleyway

West Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Possibly historic primary door Windows: Mixed (upper stories); mixed (basement) Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories); not historic (basement) Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

North Facade: Designed (historic)

South Facade: Partially designed (historic) (partially visible)

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Through-wall air conditioners; windows replaced


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