771 West End Avenue

aka 301 West 97th Street

771 West End Avenue


Date:  1914-15

NB Number: NB 312-1914

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Schwartz & Gross

Original Owner: Princeton Construction Co.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12

Significant Architectural Features: H-plan; stone base; piers with terra-cotta molding at first and second stories; terra-cotta panels at third story; terra-cotta stringcourses; bracketed terracotta sills; terra-cotta balconies with foliate brackets; paneled band course and modillioned cornice at 10th story; two-story piers at 11th and 12th stories and denticulated wall cornice; partially designed central entrance court: classically decorated entrance pavilion; brick band courses and terra-cotta stringcourses; bracketed sills; some historic nine-over-one windows; railings in parapet

Site Features: Concrete paved entrance court; siamese standpipe; wood planters in light court;
possibly historic gate at service alley

East Facade: Designed (historic, patched)

Door(s): Possibly historic primary door

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

Security Grilles: Possibly historic (upper stories); possibly historic (basement)

Cornice: Historic

Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete

Curb Material(s): Stone; concrete with metal edge at corner

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

Facade Notes: Yellow brick, patched; segmental-arched windows at first story; brick lintels;
windows replaced; water tank; railing at roof; metal gate at basement

South Facade: Designed (historic)

Facade Notes: Similar to primary facade; windows replaced; service entrance with stone stoop, non-historic railing, light, and metal gate; camera; possibly historic grilles at basement, one altered for air conditioner; entrance with granite step and cheek walls, denticulated transom bar and possibly historic six-light transom, and non-historic door; remote utility meter

Site: gooseneck pipe; moveable planters; concrete sidewalk; stone curb

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

Facade Notes: Yellow brick, patched; windows replaced

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Basement window infilled; marquee; lights; half grilles; spigot; vent in wall of light

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