126 East 73rd Street
Benjamin H. Webber
Upper East Side Historic District
An Italianate style rowhouse built in 1873, and altered in the neo-Elizabethan style by Benjamin H. Webber in 1912. Application is to legalize the installation of an areaway gate and fence without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).
CB8 Hearing: 07/17/17 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 07/25/17 (Approved w/ modifications)
Although this fence was installed over ten years ago, FRIENDS does not condone illegal work on landmarked buildings. This block has a number of large fences and areaways, and this fence encroaches onto a sidewalk that has already been compromised. While the fence height does not detract from the building, to us the design has a flimsy appearance. This enclosure should have been reviewed by the Commission in order to assess its appropriateness, and perhaps find a better solution.