241 West 101st Street (AKA 241-243 West 101st Street)

The Ackerley

241 West 101st Street (AKA 241-243 West 101st Street)


Date: 1901

NB Number: NB 77-1901

Type:  Flats

Architect:  Keister, George

Developer/Owner/Builder: Henry Acker

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Riverside Drive– West End Historic District Extension II

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Beaux-Arts

Primary Facade:   Roman Brick and Stone

Stories: 7 and basement

Roof Type/Material: Pitched and Dormered

Structure:Significant Architectural Features: Rusticated stone base, basement rough faced; upper stories brick with quoins; tripartite entrance surround with carved spandrels, paneled pilasters with cartouches, tresse molding and ribbon with building name supported by scrolls; windows above entrance with elaborately keyed surrounds; balustraded balcony with carved brackets, cartouches, and modillions; windows with keystones, upper stories with keyed surrounds; cornice at fifth story with swags, modillions, brackets, paneled frieze, and metal railings; mansard roof; pedimented dormers; Decorative Metal Work: Balconettes; grilles at entrance

Building Notes: Built as flats, The Ackerley was converted into an SRO in 1940 (ALT 1287- 1940). It was reconverted into apartments c. 1961 (CO 55990-1962).

Site Features: Basement entrance with diamond plate stairs, pipe railing, and non-historic fence and gate; pipe; grille on stone enframement

South Facade: Designed (historic, painted) Stoop: Painted Door(s): Replaced primary door; basement door replaced Windows: Replaced (upper stories); replaced (basement) Security Grilles: Historic (upper stories); not historic (basement) Roof: Replaced (pitched – shingle) Notable Roof Features: Dormers Cornice: Historic Sidewalk Material(s): Concrete Curb Material(s): Stone Areaway Wall/Fence Materials: Metal Areaway Paving Material: Concrete

West Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, patched; clay tile coping

North Facade: Not designed (historic) (partially visible) Facade Notes: Brick, patched; segmental arched windows, sash replaced; tile coping

Historic District: Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Alterations: Fire escapes; stoop railings; alarm with conduit; lights; remote utility meter; cables; planters on stoop; pipes; dish antenna


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