William and Clara Baumgarten House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

294 Riverside Drive

ARCHITECT: Schickel & Ditmars

DATE: 1900-01

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Upper West Side

Built in 1900-01, the 294 Riverside Drive House is a rare survivor which exemplifies the character of Riverside Drive from the time when it was developed with many luxurious single-family residences. Located between West 101st Street and 102nd Street, today it is one of the very few remaining houses on the thoroughfare along Riverside Park which was commissioned by a particular client rather than built on speculation.

The house was designed in the then popular Beaux-Arts style by the distinguished architectural finn of Schickel & Ditmars, and was built for William Baumgarten  who had been, from 1881 to 1891, the head of the finn of Herter Brothers which executed some of the most important interior design work being done in New York City at that time.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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