face is surrounded by an inner soldier course of brick and an outer header course of brick, and is flanked by round-headed windows, each with a transom bar and stone sill. Above the clock faces, and wrapping all four sides of the tower, are a projecting stone molding; a terra cotta stringcourse similar to the one below the third- floor windows; four courses of corbelled brick; and a machicolated cornice composed of small, corbelled round arches. A parapet above this cornice is of concrete, or of stucco-covered brick. A segmental-headed opening at the sixth floor of the clock tower, on the tower’s east face, appears to provide access to the roof. Square metal wall anchors, which appear to be original to the building, are present at the first through fifth floors on the tower’s south and west faces, and on all four sides of the tower at the level of the clock faces.
Although the Estey Piano Company Factory remains remarkably intact for a building of its age, some alterations have occurred over time. On the 27-bay portion of the south façade east of the clock tower, the easternmost part of the ground floor has been altered with the installation of a three-bay brick projection con-
taining two loading bays and an entrance set within a stepped “PLUMBING SUPPLIES” on both of its display faces is attached floor. The first-floor opening at the second-westernmost bay of enlarged to become a secondary entrance with a soldier-brick, round
at the easternmost portion of the second the central four-bay projection has been arch, and the westernmost first-floor win-
opening and second-easternmost window openings at the third, brick. The westernmost first-floor window opening appears to
fourth, be the
and fifth only one
floors have been filled on the south façade to
have a concrete, rather than sandstone, sill. sibly at the easternmost second-, third-, and windows. These windows are paired at the ings have been filled with brick, as have the
No historic windows appear to remain on this facade, except pos- fourth-floor openings, which contain four-over-four, double-hung second floor. The upper portions of the first-floor window open- upper portions of the twelve second-floor openings immediately to
or round openings. Non-historic metal grilles with windows. Three through-the-wall air conditioners
lower privacy panels have been installed at the first- are present at the second floor, and numerous vents,
satellite through parapet.
dishes, and fifth floors.
other non-historic items are attached to the façade and the window sills at A chain-link fence, visible from Bruckner Boulevard, is located on the roof
the second behind the
On the original, twelve-bay portion of the Lincoln Avenue façade immediately to the north of the clock tower, none of the historic windows remain, except at the first floor. All eight first-floor windows on this por- tion of the façade have wood frames and wood upper sashes; the third- and fourth-northernmost of these windows have two-pane upper sashes with vertical muntins, and the rest have four-pane upper sashes. The second-northernmost window on the original portion of the factory features a round-headed, four-pane upper sash that may be original to the building. Non-historic metal window grilles have been installed at all of these windows; all except the third-southernmost of these have lower privacy panels. The historic entrance, origi- nally located at the second bay north of the clock tower, has been removed; north of the clock tower, a former window opening has been altered to allow for the installation of a non-historic entrance featuring a surround of curved brick in varying shades, a non-historic metal-and-glass door and side panel with a metal intercom, and a non-historic transom light reading “Clock Tower 112.” The openings originally located south of this entrance have been filled with brick that does not match the original; the upper portions of the three southernmost, sec- ond-floor window openings have been filled with brick; a through-the-wall air conditioner is present below the second-southernmost, second-floor window opening; and numerous louvers, vents, signs, satellite dishes, and other non-historic items, including electrical conduit below the fourth-through-sixth-southernmost second- floor window openings, are present on this façade. The base of the façade between the entrance and the clock tower is of concrete.
On the northern half of the Lincoln Avenue façade—those portions of the façade dating from 1895 and later—alterations include, at the first floor, the enlargement of an opening at the southernmost bay, and its modification into a loading bay; the filling of the second-southernmost opening with brick; the modification of the opening at the seventh-southernmost bay into a secondary entrance; and the infilling of the third- northernmost opening with brick. At the second floor, the second-southernmost opening has been partially filled with brick, and a narrow window has been installed within the reduced opening. At the third floor, the second-southernmost window opening has been filled with brick. The nine remaining first-floor windows on the northern portion of the Lincoln Avenue façade have wood frames and wood top sashes. Non-historic metal