884 West End Avenue

884 West End Avenue 

Date: 1919-20

NB Number:  NB 225-1919

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Ajello, Gaetan

Developer/Owner/Builder: 884 West End Av. Corp.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival

Primary Facade:   Brick and Terra Cotta

Stories: 13

Decorative Metal Work: Possibly historic railing above entrance

Significant Architectural Features: Two-story entrance surround with engaged pilasters supporting an entablature with segmental arch and cartouche with cipher; granite steps; windows at first and third stories with terra-cotta surrounds; terra-cotta lintel course at third story; windows at fourth through 11th stories with bracketed terra-cotta sills and brick lintels in alternating patterns; terra-cotta string courses at third and 13th stories; windows at 12th and 13th stories with terra-cotta sills and lintels; shallow terra-cotta cornice

Site Features: Grilles in sidewalk

West Facade: Designed (historic, painted, patched)

Stoop: Possibly historic

Door(s): Replaced primary door

Windows: Replaced

Cornice: Historic

Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete

Curb Material(s): Stone

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

Facade Notes: Brick, patched; windows replaced; non-historic railing at roof

South Facade: Designed (historic)

Facade Notes: Similar to primary facade; siamese connection; brick patched, base painted; windows replaced; possibly historic grilles at basement Site: roll-down gate and wood fence across driveway; concrete sidewalk and curb with metal edge

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

Facade Notes: Brick, patched; light court; cornice continues at return; fire escape; windows replaced, basement windows infilled; basement entrance infilled; pipe; light with conduit; concrete driveway

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Door replaced; intercom with postal release box; some lintels replaced; remote utility meter; railings; lights

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