Designated: November 25, 2014
*The Hawthorne Court Apartments is a 21⁄2- to 3-story, Tudor Revival style garden apartment complex on a nearly square corner lot with historically designed facades of brick laid in monk bond, stucco, half-timbering, and clapboard (now largely replaced with vinyl or aluminum siding) in various combinations, and slate roofs of different types with copper-flashed ridge lines. The units facing 216th Street have high stoops, those facing 43rd Avenue or the courtyard have a single step. The secondary facades (west and north) of the larger structure are identical, concrete at the basement, brick at the first story, stucco at the second story, and vinyl or aluminum siding at the third. Both have exaggerated jerkinhead roofs. The historic steel casement windows have been replaced with four-over-four, six-over-six, and/or eight-over-eight sash windows with snap in muntins; many of those on the first story have multi-light transoms. Additionally, each of the replaced windows has a storm window. The wood trim and stucco have been repainted.
*Building Description from the Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Report
STATUS Designated Individual Landmark
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