EXTERIOR PRESERVATION

891 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY

 

The American Youth Hostel is a brick and brownstone institutional building built in 1882 with a 1904 addition originally designed by Richard Morris Hunt as a residence for destitute war widows. In the mid 1980's, the building was converted into the New York Branch of Hosteling International, and is an individually designated New York City Landmark.

The full slate mansard roof replacement along with the replacement of the existing flat membrane roof was included in the scope of the project. The significantly deteriorated brick and stone masonry was rebuilt and restored, existing fireproof dormer roof framing and decking was replaced, and cast stone and metal finials were installed based on historic documentation.  

 

Budget: $1,500,000