520 West End Avenue, aka 265 West 85th Street

Leech House

 

 

520 West End Avenue, aka 265 West 85th Street

 

Date: 1892

NB Number: NB 10-1892

Type:  Free-standing House

Architect:  True, Clarence

Developer/Owner/Builder: RIchard G Platt

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District and Individual Landmark

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Elizabethan Revival, Gothic Revival, and Romanesque Revival

Primary Facade:   iron-spot brick and red sandstone

Stories: 5 and basement

Window Type/Material: See Structure

Stoop Type: Original

Roof Type/Material: Pitched/asphalt (replaced)

Structure:  Significant Architectural Features: Elaborately carved entrance on West 85th Street linked by a carved corner bay on shorter West End Avenue facade; articulated by continuous band courses with intermittent balustrades and parapets; asymmetrical composition with complex roofline of ornamental intersecting gables and angled pyramidal dormer; arched recessed balconette; Special Windows: Three story oriel window; Decorative Metal Work: Historic window grilles at basement and decorative tympanum above entrance

Building Notes: Designated New York City Landmark August 2, 1988, (LP-1693).

Site Features: Low sandstone wall with stone coping along both facades interrupted by stoop

South Facade: Designed (historic) Stoop: Original stoop (historic gate under stoop) Door(s): Replaced primary door Windows: Possibly historic (upper stories); historic (basement) Security Grilles: Possibly historic (upper stories); original (basement) Roof: Pitched – asphalt shingles (replaced) Notable Roof Features: multiple intersecting gables angled pyramidal dormers Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Stone/iron Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

West Facade: Designed (historic) Facade Notes: Carved corner bay on shorter West End Avenue facade; articulated by continuous band courses with intermittent balustrades and parapets; asymmetrical composition with complex roofline of ornamental intersecting gables and angled pyramidal dormer; arched recessed balconette

East Facade: Designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick facade; stone sills; balcony at fourth story with stone and metal railings; windows replaced

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Door replaced; brick painted at upper stories; some windows replaced at upper stories; iron fencing on top of entire areaway wall

 

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