522 West End Avenue, aka 522-526 West End Avenue

522 West End Avenue


Date: 1923-1924

NB Number: NB 588-1923

Type:  Apartment House

Architect:  Candela, Rosario

Developer/Owner/Builder: 522 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:  Romanesque Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 15

Window Type/Material: Six-over-six/Six-over-one, See Structure

Structure:Significant Architectural Features: Two story arched terra cotta enframements with flanking paired fluted pilasters at main entrance; decorative arched terra cotta tympanums above window at first, third and 14th stories; machicolated cornice spanning the width of the building at the third, and 12th stories and at the roofline; some historic six-over-six windows remain; denticulated stone cornice at roofline; Special Windows: Arched windows at the first, third, and 15th stories with ornate terra cotta enframements; historic six-over-one windows at the fourth, 11th and 12th stories

West Facade: Designed (historic) Door(s): Replaced primary door; secondary entrance at southern part of main facade Windows: Replaced (upper stories); not visible (basement) Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories) Cornice: Original Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone

South Facade: Not designed (historic) Facade Notes: Brick façade; chimney stack; windows with molded stone sills; light court East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick facade; windows with molded stone sills; light court

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations: Some windows replaced; canvas and metal awning over main entrance that extends to the end of the curb; some repointing above windows at fifth and sixth stories


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