915 West End Avenue

aka 911-919 West End Avenue; 300 West 105th Street

915 West End Avenue

 

Date: 1922

NB Number: NB 208-1922

Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Information: Block 1891, Lot 26

Type:  Apartment Building

Architect:  Candela, Rosario

Developer/Owner/Builder: 915 West End Avenue Corporation

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

Significant Architectural Features: Tripartite composition with three-story base, 10-story middle section, and two-story capital; tapestry brick facade with granite watertable, limestone and terra-cotta trim; ground floor features full limestone window enframements with molded lintels; double-height, round-arched entrance enframement with modillioned door hood and segmental-arched second-story windows with stone mullion; iron-and-glass double-leaf doors with multi-paned transom; upper stories feature molded window sills; center windows paired with stone mullion; limestone spandrels with cartouches below third-story windows; limestone beltcourse separates base from middle section, and middle section from capital; seventh-story stone balconettes below windows with full terra-cotta enframements; 14th-story window openings feature full terra-cotta enframements with spandrels, some with stone balconettes; modillioned cornice

Alterations: Windows replaced (historically multi-over-multi-paned double-hung sash)

East Facade: Designed (historic, watertable and terra-cotta ornament painted)
Door(s): Historic primary door
Windows: Replaced
Security Grilles: Historic (upper stories)
Cornice: Original
Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete
Curb Material(s): Granite (West End Avenue); concrete with metal plate (West 105th Street)

North Facade: Designed (historic)
Facade Notes: Similar to West End Avenue facade; elevation separated into two wings by light court; concrete-paved light court enclosed by possibly historic iron fence, upper stories feature simplified ornament; some historic six-over-six double-hung wood sash

South Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Yellow brick side wall; red brick from primary facade ties into buff brick in quoin pattern; regular arrangement of window openings; metal ramp leads to sunken concrete yard, accessed through historic iron fence

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible)
Facade Notes: Brick side wall, front section red brick, recessed rear section buff brick; one bay of windows in front section and regular arrangement of windows in rear section

 

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