CHESTER AVENUE

4000 block Chester Avenue

4007 Chester Ave

(a.k.a. 529-531 South 41 Street)

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4100 block Chester Avenue

Street: Asphalt

Sidewalk: Concrete

Curbs: Granite

4101 Chester Ave

(a.k.a. 512 South 41 St.)

Samuel Harrison and Nathaniel Browne, developers

Samuel Sloan, architect

c.1853

One, three-story, three-bay, stuccoed, Gothic Revival, detached house. Distinguishing features include iron and stone fence surrounding terraced yard, steep paired cross gables, pointed arch windows, ogee arch door opening and two-story bay windows. Part of original Hamilton Terrace development. 1 Contributing.

4103-05 Chester Ave

Developer unknown

c.1875

Two, three-story, two-bay, brownstone, Second Empire semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include stone three-sided bays with bracketed cornices, segmentally arched window and door openings, paired bracket cornice, slate mansard roof, gabled dormers, 2/2 sash. 2 Contributing.

4107 Chester Ave

(a.k.a. 529 South 42 St.)

Isadore W. Levin, architect

c.1928

Rosamound Apartments. Five-story, twenty-bay, brick, Colonial Revival apartment house. Distinguishing features include 6/1 windows, cast stone entrance surround with entablature, cast stone belt course and cornice, cast stone cartouches and decorative panels with modern entrance canopy. 1 Contributing.

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4120-28 Chester Ave

Edward Cloud, developer

c.1889

Five, three-story, two-bay, brick, Colonial Revival/Victorian Eclectic, rowhouses in the ABCBB pattern. All have flat roof with front mansard and front yards. Distinguishing features of A) large ground floor segmentally arched window with multi-pane upper sash, upper floors twelve-over-one window sash, brick wall decoration, triple recessed arched brick panels, single projecting dormer window and castellated corner turret; B)large ground floor segmentally arched window with small pane upper sash, twelve-over-one sash on upper floor, millwork porch, brick wall decoration, two broken pedimented dormers with finials; C)millwork porch, second-floor bay window, recessed arch brick panels, paired windows under elliptical arched transom window with small panes, twelve-over-one sash, Flemish cross gable at roof. 5 Contributing.

Balustrade removed/replaced: 4120, 4122, 4124, 4126, 4128

Facade covered by vinyl siding: 4126

Dormer ornamentation removed: 4120, 4126

4130-32 Chester Ave

Empty lot with stone fence. Contributing.

4134 Chester Ave

(a.k.a. 601-605 South 42nd Street)

c.1889

One story, one bay stuccoed brick commercial structure resulting from severe alteration to a former house. 1 Non-contributing.

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4200 block Chester Avenue

Curbs: Granite

Sidewalks: Concrete except for brick in front of 4210-16

Street: Asphalt with Belgium block between trolley rails

4201 Chester Ave

See 516-28 South 42 St.

4203 Chester Ave

Joseph B. Scutti, developer

William Cameron Engineering Company, builder

Isidore W. Levin, architect

c.1928

Waltonia Apartments. Four-story, four-bay, yellow tapestry brick, Colonial Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include cast stone lintels and sills, beltcourse and alley way arches, paired 6/1 sash windows, cast stone medallion in parapet wall. 1 Contributing.

4205 Chester Ave

Joseph B. Scutti, developer

William Cameron Engineering Company, builder

Isidore W. Levin, architect

c.1926

Four-story, four-bay, yellow tapestry brick, Colonial Revival/Mission style apartment building. Distinguishing features include semi-circular fanlight transom over entrance doors, cast stone arched alley way openings leading to rear of building, paired 6/1 sash windows with cast stone lintels and sills, grouped door and windows with balcony, bracketed Spanish tile pent eave at parapet wall. 1 Contributing.

4207 Chester Ave

Steinman and Lesse, developers

M. Lesse, builder

Isidore W. Levin, architect

c.1928

Commodore. Four-story, four-bay, brick, Colonial Revival, apartment building. Distinguishing features include stone entrance surround, stone faced arched entrance to rear of building, stone base, paired windows with stone lintels and sills, stone cornice and medallion. 1 Contributing.

4209 Chester Ave

Chesterfield Apartment Company, developer

Montague D. Etsynson, builder

D. Schwartz, architect

c.1927

Four-story, five-bay, tapestry brick, Colonial Revival apartment building. Distinguishing features include cast stone base, entrance surround, stone faced arched entrance to side alley, paired 6/1 sash windows with cast stone lintels and sills, cast stone quoins, cornice band, and balustrade decoration on parapet wall. 1 Contributing.

4211-13 Chester Ave

Clarence Clark, developer

c.1867

Two, three-story, multi-bay, brownstone, Italianate/Second Empire, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include stone and iron fence, bracketed porch, segmentally arched and arched windows, central front tower, semi-circular arched headed projecting dormers, bracketed cornice, mansard roof. 2 Contributing.

4213 Chester Ave has been refaced with a light stone, received a pressed metal cornice and late Greek Revival porch c.1895.

4215-4219 Chester Ave

See 555 S. 43rd Street.

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4200-4230 Chester Ave

(4200 Chester Ave a.k.a. 602-08 South 42 St.)

Robert Lindsay, developer

Thomas Clark, builder

c.1870 4206: renovation by H.T. Sloan

Sixteen, three-story, two-bay, brick with brownstone facade, Second Empire, semi-detached houses. Distinguishing features include iron fence surrounding front yards, millwork porches with bracketed cornices, full length first floor windows, segmentally arched 2/2 windows, paired bracket cornice, fishscale shingle slate mansard roof, roof cresting (4208-4210), semi-circular arched dormer mansard windows. 16 Contributing.

First floor commercial storefront additions: 4200, 4202

Full facade addition c.1930: 4206

Porch posts replaced: 4214

Porch removed: 4218, 4220, 4222

Porch roof removed: 4224, 4226

Window openings altered, first floor: 4224

Slate shingles replaced: 4202, 4226

Porch ornamentation removed: 4210

Dormer details partially removed: 4210

Iron fence removed: 4218, 4222

Driveway added: 4222

Cornice covered with aluminum: 4210

Double doorway altered: 4220, 4222

4232-34 Chester Ave

(a.k.a. 601-615 South 43rd Street)

Vacant Lot.

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4300, 4400 Block Chester Avenue

See 4300 Baltimore Avenue.

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4500 block Chester Avenue

4501 Chester Avenue

c. 1900

C. Schweiker, 1922 alterations

One, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, free-standing residence with front full-width porch with gambrel roof. 1 Contributing.

4503-4521 Chester Avenue

c. 1900

Ten, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with front full-width porch and slate hipped roof. 10 Contributing.

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4500-18 Chester Avenue

c. 1892

Willis G. Hale

Ten, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne/Victorian Gothic, twin residences in an ABABABC pattern, with wrap-around porch and hipped slate roof. Residences are alternately fronted with either paired wall gables flanking central chimneys, or pyramidally roofed gables without chimneys. 10Contributing..

4520 Chester Avenue

Ferdinand Farmer House; now known as The Gables

c. 1892

One, four-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, free-standing residence with wrap-around porch and slate cross-gabled and mansard roof. 1 Contributing..

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4600 block Chester Avenue

4601-4603 Chester Avenue

Nathan Litman, builder/developer

1927

Royal Chester Court. One, five-story, thirteen-bay, massive U-shaped light yellow brick with stone trim, apartment building with first floor commercial space and flat roof. The brickwork of the first story is distinguished by deeply raked joints and a narrow cornice. 1 Contributing.

4605 Chester Avenue

J.A. Fuller, architect

David Sorkin & Sons, builder/developer

1927

Chester Plaza. One, five-story, nine-bay, brick with stone trim, apartment building with flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4613-4615 Chester Avenue

c. 1892

Two, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Tudor Revival, twin residences with wrap-around porch and cross-gabled roof. 2 Contributing.

4617 Chester Avenue

c. 1892

One, three-bay, two-bay, brick with wood trim, Tudor Revival, free-standing residence with wrap-around porch and slate roof. 1 Contributing.

4619-4621 Chester Avenue

David Sorkin & Son, architect, builder, developer

1928

Chester Lynne. One, four-story, thirteen-bay, U-shaped, brick with wood trim, Tudor apartment building with flat roof. Brick quoins at the corners and belt courses at each floor level. 1 Contributing.

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4600 Chester Avenue

c. 1900

One, three-story, three-bay, brick with stone trim, free-standing residence. 1 Contributing.

4604-4614 Chester Avenue

c. 1900

Six, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with full-width front porch and hipped roof. 6 Contributing.

4618-4622 Chester Avenue

Lewis J. Cohen, architect

David Sorkin & Son, builder, developer

1929

Farragut Hall/University Court. One, four-story, ten-bay, brick with stone trim, apartment building with flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4624-4634 Chester Avenue

c. 1900

Six, three-story, two-bay, stone with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with wrap-around porch and cross-gabled roof. 6 Contributing..

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4700 block Chester Avenue

4701-4711 Chester Avenue

c. 1895

Six, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with front full-width porch and slate gambrel roof. 6 Contributing.

4713 Chester Avenue

H.S. Fuller, architect

Samuel Elgart, builder, developer

1926

Chester Manor. Four-story brick apartment building. 1 Contributing.

4717-4719 Chester Avenue

c. 1892

Two, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with wrap-around porch and cross-gabled. 2 Contributing.

4721 Chester Avenue

R.G. Kennedy, architect

Charles Buzby, owner

1895

One, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood and terra cotta trim, Classical Revival/Renaissance Revival, free-standing residence with wrap-around porch and clay-tile hipped roof. Massive porch supported by corbelled capitals. Large second floor bay with terra cotta panel with shelves and flowers. Recessed loggio and oval window at third story. 1 Contributing.

4725 Chester Avenue

J.S. Fuller, architect

David Sorkin, builder, developer

1926

Chester Hall. One, four-story, eight-bay, brick with wood trim, apartment building with flat roof. 1 Contributing.

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4700 Chester Avenue

Thrifty Food Market

One, one-story, one-bay, brick vernacular commercial building with flat roof. 1 Non-contributing.

4702 Chester Avenue

Hazelhurst & Huckel

1891

One, three-story, two-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with slate cross-gabled roof, elaborate corbelled cornices, projecting square bays at the corner, shingle fronted dormers. 1 Contributing.

4704-4710 Chester Avenue

c. 1895

Four, three-story, two-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with full-width porch and slate cross-gabled roof. 4 Contributing.

4718-4720 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

Two, three-story, two-bay, brick (stucco) Tudor Revival, twin residences with slate cross-gabled roof. 2 Contributing.

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4800 block Chester Avenue

4803-4805 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

Two, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with wrap-around porch and slate cross-gabled roof. 2 Contributing.

4807 Chester Avenue

J.S. Fuller, architect

M.H. Itsynman, builder

Ideal Construction Company, developer

1926

The Raleigh Apartments. One, three-story, seven-bay, brick with wood trim, apartment building with small portico and flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4809-4815 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

Four, three-story, two-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with slate cross-gabled roof. 4 Contributing.

4817-19 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

Three, one-story, brick, vernacular Art Deco, commercial storefronts with flat roof. 3 Contributing

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4800 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

One, three-story, three-bay, stone with wood trim, Queen Anne, free-standing residence with wrap-around porch and slate cross-gabled roof. Carriage house in rear. 1 Contributing.

4802 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

One, three-story, two-bay, stucco over brick Queen Anne, half-twin with cross-gabled roof. Elaborate 3rd story detailing. 1 Contributing.

4804-4806 Chester Avenue

Max Bernhardt, architect

Barnet Rubin, contractor

Barnet & Joseph Rubin, developer

1927

Winchester Apartments. One, four-story, eight-bay, brick with half-timber in the gables, Tudor Revival, apartment building with flat roof. 1 Contributing.

4808 Chester Avenue

One, three-story, two-bay, brick stucco with wood trim, Tudor Revival, half-twin with wrap-around porch and slate cross-gabled roof. 1 Contributing.

4810-4816 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

Four, three-story, three-bay, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residences with wrap-around porch and slate cross-gabled roof. 4 Contributing.

4818 Chester Avenue

c. 1886 with modern alterations

One, three-story, four-bay, brick with wood trim, twin residences with cross-gabled roof. Substantial alterations. 1 Non-contributing.

4820 Chester Avenue

c. 1886

One, brick with wood trim, Queen Anne, twin residence with full-width porch and cross-gabled roof. 1 Contributing.