749 West End Avenue

aka 747-751 West End Avenue

749 West End Avenue


Date: 1911-12

NB Number: NB 578-1911

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Rouse & Goldstone

Developer/Owner/Builder: 749 West End Co.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report:  Riverside Drive– West End Historic District Extension II

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  

Primary Facade:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Significant Architectural Features: Rusticated stone base topped by cornice with mutules, rosettes and foliate decoration; entrance surround incorporating balustraded balcony; windows at first story with cartouches; window above entrance with full surround and cartouche; windows at third through ninth story with brick surrounds; decorated cornice with cartouches at 10th story; two-story piers at 10th and 11th stories with terra-cotta plaques; terra-cotta spandrels; arcade at 12th story with engaged columns, decorative piers and shields and cartouches

Alterations: Basement windows infilled; marquee; lights; keypad; remote utility meter

Building Notes: The historic cornice has been restored.

Site Features: Pipe; siamese connection through basement window

East Facade: Designed (historic, repointed)

Door(s): Possibly historic primary door; secondary door replaced

Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)

Security Grilles: Not historic (upper stories)

Cornice: Historic

Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete

Curb Material(s): Stone

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)

Facade Notes: Brick, patched, repointed; clay-tile coping; chimney and bulkhead on roof; windows replaced, one altered; non-historic grilles

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)

Facade Notes: Brick, patched, repointed; clay-tile coping; windows replaced; inset bay windows; water tank and metal supports on roof; fire escape


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