P R O P O S E D H I S T O R I C D I S T R I C T
In 1890, two rowhouses on East 17th Street were demolished and replaced by the Fanwood, a six-story Romanesque Revival apartment house planned for 12 families (two per floor). The Fanwood was one of the earliest works of George Pelham, who is first listed as an architect in New York City directories in the year that the Fanwood was designed. This building has an unusual brownstone base with projecting rock-faced bands, and a massive entrance portico. The upper facade is brick with brownstone trim and contains a three-story arcade rising from the third to fifth floor. The cornice dates from 1898 when an alteration permit called for the removal of the front coping and the addition of a galvanized-iron cornice. This explains why the cornice has more of a Renaissance character than has the remainder of the building.
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