505 West End Avenue

505 West End Avenue

 

Date: 1920-21

NB Number: NB 416-1920

Type:  Apartment House

Architect:  Ajello, Gaetan

Original Owner: 505 West End Avenue Corporation

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

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

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Renaissance Revival with alterations

Primary Facade:   Brick and Limestone

Significant Architectural Features: Two-story rusticated limestone base with high water table; stone quoins at first and second stories, this feature is repeated in brick at the third through 14th stories; central entrance with one-story arched transom, wood-and-glass multi-pane door with sidelights, historic light fixtures flank the entrance; windows with simple stone sills; stone balconette at windows above entrance; stone banding at third story that wraps the building; stone window enframements at windows on the third and 14th stories.

Historic District: Riverside Drive-West End HD Extension I

Alterations:  All windows replaced; bronze plaque at northwest corner; at entrance canvas-and-metal awning that runs to the curb; cornice removed

East Facade: Designed (historic)
Door(s): Replaced primary door
Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement)
Security Grilles: Not historic (basement)
Cornice: Removed
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Stone

North Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Two-story rusticated limestone base with high water table; stone quoins at first and second stories, this feature is repeated in brick at the third through 14th stories; windows with simple stone sills; stone balconette at windows above entrance; stone banding at third story that wraps the building; stone window enframements at windows on the third and 14th stories

West Facade: Not designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Iron fire escape

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