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505 West End Avenue
Northwest corner at 84th Street

505 West End Avenue

505 West End Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This attractive 14-story building was erected in 1920 and converted to a cooperative in 1988. The building has 65 apartments.

The nicely detailed, red-brick building has a two-story, rusticated limestone base and a step-up entrance with a canopy flanked by lanterns. It has an Italian Renaissance palazzo-style facade with quoins at the comers, limestone reveals around the third-story windows, some decorative balconies and a cornice. It has consistent fenestration and permits protruding air-conditioners.



The building is missing its original cornice, but the top of the facades was nicely rebuilt unlike the quite unattractive replacement at 515 West Avenue nearby.

This neighborhood offers very convenient public transportation and excellent shopping as well as many interesting restaurants. Riverside Park is one block away.

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