320 Riverside Drive

aka 320-323 Riverside Drive (320 Riverside Drive, 321 Riverside Drive, 322 Riverside Drive, 323 Riverside Drive); 323-325 West 104th Street (323 West 104th Street, 325 West 104th Street)

320 Riverside Drive

 

Date: 1928

NB Number: NB 116-1928

Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Information: Block 1891, Lot 1

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect/Builder: Leo F. Knust

Original Owner: A. C. & H. M. Hall Realty Company

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, Limestone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 15

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Decorative Metal Work: Second-story iron balconette

Significant Architectural Features: Tripartite composition with three-story base, 10-story middle section, and two-story upper section; sections separated by projecting terra-cotta cornices; granite watertable; primary entrance features double-height limestone enframement with bracketed cornice, cartouche, swags, and second-story Palladian window with iron balconette; historic wood-and-glass multi-paned double-leaf doors with transom; limestone and brick quoins at building corners; terra-cotta beltcourses below fifth and 13th floors; window openings feature stone sills; some historic six-over-one wood windows; modillioned cornice

Alterations: Most windows replaced (historically six-over-one double hung)

South Facade: Designed (historic)
Door(s): Historic primary door; historic multi-paned wood-and-glass single-leaf door in west 104th street secondary entrance
Windows: Mixed (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Historic (upper stories); historic (basement)
Cornice: Original
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite (West 104th Street); bluestone (Riverside Drive)

West Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Riverside Drive facade separated into two wings by light court; concrete-paved light court enclosed with historic iron fence

East Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall; quoins return around building corner; regular arrangement of rectangular window openings; some historic six-over-one wood windows; concrete landing and sunken yard accessed through metal fence and gate (partially historic)

North Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall; quoins return around corner; regular arrangement of rectangular window openings; some historic six-over-one wood windows

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