clock tower, all of the window openings on the Bruckner Boulevard façade are segmental-headed, each crowned by an arch composed of two header courses of brick.
The original part of the Lincoln Avenue façade not including the clock tower—the twelve-bay portion of this façade including, and south of, the five-story projection containing two bays of round-headed windows— is essentially identical to the original part of the Bruckner Boulevard façade, although some minor changes h a v e b e e n m a d e a t t h e f i r s t f l o o r . A m e t a l r o o f t o p b u l k h e a d i s v i s i b l e n e a r t h i s f a ç a d e ’ s s o u t h e r n e n d , c l o s e t o the clock tower. The later portions of the Lincoln Avenue façade north of the original factory, and the 134 Street façade, show evidence of their gradual construction between 1895 and 1919. Although the first through third floors of these facades show kinship with the original factory—particularly in their segmental-headed windows with sandstone sills supported by corbelled brick courses, and in the composition, of each window arch, of two courses of header brick—they also depart from the original façade in significant ways. The bay t h a r r a n g e m e n t o f t h e f a c a d e s n o r t h o f t h e o r i g i n a l f a c t o r y d i f f e r s f r o m t h e o r i g i n a l b a y a r r a n g e m e n t , w i t h t h e 1 3 4 t h S t r e e t f a ç a d e a n d t h e n o r t h e r n h a l f o f t h e L i n c o l n A v e n u e f a ç a d e e a c h s p l i t i n t o f o u r b a y s o f v a r y i widths separated by austere brick pilasters. The fenestration is less regular than on the original buildings: it appears, for example, that no window opening ever existed at the second-floor, third-northernmost and tenth- northernmost bays on the Lincoln Avenue façade, or at the easternmost and fifth-easternmost second-floor bays on the 134th Street façade. Although the brick of the oldest, first-floor portions of these facades comes n g c l o s e t o m a t c h i n g t h a t o f t h e o r i g i n a l f a c t o r y i n c o l o r , t h e f a c e b r i c k o f t h e t w o l a t e r t w o - s t o r y a d d i t i o n s a b o v e — o n e b u i l t i n 1 9 0 9 a n d o n e i n 1 9 1 9 — i s r e d d e r i n c o l o r . O n b o t h t h e L i n c o l n A v e n u e a n d 1 3 4 t h S t r e facades of the earliest, first-floor addition, and of the second-and-third-floor 1909 addition, stringcourses com- posed of zigzagging patterned brick align with the patterned-brick stringcourses of the original factory; an exposed horizontal metal beam between the second- and third-floor window openings is slightly lower than the corresponding patterned-brick stringcourse on the original factory. The 1919 addition differs the most of any of the additions from the original factory, featuring large window openings filled with multi-pane metal win- dows and with concrete lintels and projecting sills. Each of the windows, which are grouped in threes, fours, e t o r f i v e s w i t h i n t h e i r o p e n i n g s , h a s a t o t a l o f 1 2 , 1 6 , o r 2 0 p a n e s , a n d h a s a c e n t r a l , h o r i z o n t a l l y p i v o t i n g s a s h o f f o u r o r s i x p a n e s . A t t h e e a s t e r n e n d o f t h e n o r t h , o r 1 3 4 t h S t r e e t f a ç a d e , i s a n e l e v a t o r s h a f t b u i l t i n 1 9 1 9 t h features, at its ground floor, a large loading bay with a projecting concrete sill. a t
In addition to the Bruckner Boulevard, Lincoln Avenue, and 134th Street primary facades, the Estey Piano Company Factory has two visible secondary facades. The east façade of the Bruckner Boulevard leg of the building features red face brick laid in common bond. A brick rooftop bulkhead and rooftop chain-link fence are visible above this façade. The façade apparently was once painted with the words “ESTEY PIANO MANUFACTORY”; this lettering has either faded, or been partially removed. Visible on the east, or rear façade of the Lincoln Avenue leg of the building, to the south of the brick elevator shaft, are grouped fourth- and fifth-floor, historic metal sashes, apparently dating from 1919, within openings with concrete lintels and sills that are framed by austere brick pilasters. A metal fire escape extends to the roof; roof access is made possible by a break in the parapet.
The clock tower projects slightly from the façade plane. Each of the south and west faces of the tower has four window openings set within a two-story corbelled recess, with each of these openings featuring stone sills and headed by a segmental arch composed of three courses of header brick and light-colored stone spring- ers. One pair of recessed brick panels is located below each of the first-floor openings on the tower’s west face, and a single recessed brick panel is located below each of the first-floor openings on its south face; stepped, recessed-brick panels are located below the second-floor openings on the west and south faces. A terra cotta stringcourse composed of terra cotta tiles with an alternating festoon and lions’-head motif above the second-floor windows is located below a projecting stone molding, which itself is just below the sill level of the third-floor window openings; these elements separate the lower two stories of the clock tower from its third through fifth floors. The vertically projecting top two stories of the clock tower are separated from the lower five stories by a projecting stone molding that has seen its profile softened over time. Above this, on each of the south and west faces of the clock tower, is a recessed, corbelled brick panel; faded lettering reading “ESTEY PIANO CO.” is visible within the south panel. The panels are located below two paired courses of corbelled brick that wrap all four sides of the tower. Each of the four sides of the tower contains a round clock with metal hands, with a face of metal and glass, and with metal roman numerals and minute ring; each clock