STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

DATE: February 3rd, 1981

Designated February 3rd, 1981

ALUMNI HOUSE (now Housing Office), Fordham University, East Fordham Road and East 191st Street, the Bronx. Built 1840.
Block 3273, Lot 1
A simple, freestanding structure, the house is constructed of random laid dark-colored fieldstone, a material commonly used for domestic architecture in the Bronx from the 17th into the 19th centuries. The simple detailing includes brownstone window lintels and sills, door enframement and stairs, and watertable. The corners of the building are quoined in fieldstone, while keyed red brick enframes the windows. The attic story–typical of the Greek Revival is of wood with three small rectangular windows inset on both the entrance and back facades. The entrance facade is straightforwardly composed with two windows to each side of a central doorway. This doorway has wood pilasters and sidelights flanking the door. The end walls of the house are simple solid planes of fieldstone, while the rear facade contains a double door (replacing the original), symmetrically flanked by paired windows. The roof appears to be flat (although it actually peaks very slightly), another typical feature of the Greek Revival.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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