The Register/Jamaica Arts Center

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

161-04 Jamaica Avenue

ARCHITECT: possibly A.S. Macgregor

STYLE: Neo-Italian Renaissance

Designated: November 12, 1974

*The building stands on a rusticated dark stone base which is separated from the first floor by a bold, rolled molding. The rusticated first floor is pierced by deeply recessed square-headed windows with flat arches. The focal point of ‘the facade is the centrally located round-arch doorway which is en- framed by rusticated engaged columns that support a Doric entablature. A classically inspired wrought-iron railing crowns the entrance. The seven tall windows of the second floor have round arches with scroll keystones. Small cornices at the impost level tie the windows to one another and create the effect of pilasters which visually soften the stark simplicity of the second floor. Above the molded band course which divides the second from the third floor are seven simply en-framed square-headed windows. Console brackets support a handsome stone cornice which is underlined on its lower edge by an egg-and-dart molding and dentils. A low parapet wall rises above the cornice.

*Excerpt from the Designation Report 

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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