854 West End Avenue

854 West End Avenue

 

Date: 1892-93

NB Number: NB 785-1892

Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Information: Block 1873, Lot 162

Type:  Rowhouse

Architect:  Schneider & Herter

Developer/Owner/Builder: Schneider & Company

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival

Primary Facade:   Not determined

Stories: 3 and basement

Special Windows: Stained-glass transoms

Significant Architectural Features: Recessed doorways at first and second stories; stylized columns and chamfered window and entrance heads at first story; stylized columns and balustraded balconette at second story; triple window with engaged colonettes in the
mullions, balconette and rough-faced detailing at third story; peaked gable with ball finial and chimney with rough-faced bands; pressed-metal bands at dormer and roof ridge; mansard roof with small blind dormer

Alterations: Sash replaced, storm windows; intercom; postal release box; light; wires; remote utility meter; conduits

Building Notes: The stoop was removed 1928-29 and the street level entrance further altered and the door replaced in 1990 prior to designation.

Site Features: Pipe; gooseneck pipe; diamond plate hatch

Notable History and Residents: This house is one of an intact group of four residences located at 854 West End Avenue, 856 West End Avenue, and 858 West End Avenue and 254 West 102nd Street (all designated New York City individual landmarks). The group is the sole surviving example of a type of site planning used on several corner plots along West End Avenue in the early 1890s, where a group of houses facing the Avenue featured a prominent corner house and an additional house was built facing the side street behind. Reference(s): LPC, 854 West End Avenue House Designation Report (LP-1619) (New York: City of New York, 1990) by Betsy Bradley.

West Facade: Designed (historic, painted, resurfaced)
Door(s): Replaced primary door; historic doors at first and second stories; possibly historic door at third story
Windows: Mixed (upper stories); possibly historic (basement)
Security Grilles: Not historic (basement)
Roof: Historic (pitched – sheet metal)
Notable Roof Features: Gable; dormer
Cornice: Historic
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Stone

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick, parged; stone lintel

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