51 West 81st Street

The Galaxy (formerly Hotel Colonial) aka 441 Columbus Avenue, 443 Columbus Avenue, 445 Columbus Avenue, 447 Columbus Avenue, 449 Columbus Avenue aka 441-449 Columbus Avenue, aka 51-57 West 81st Street, aka 53 West 81st Street, 55 West 81st Street, 57 West 81st Street


51 West 81st Street

The Galaxy (formerly Hotel Colonial)



Date: 1903-05

NB Number: [NB 632-1903]

Type:  Hotel

Architect:  Browne, Frederick C.

Developer/Owner/Builder: Manhattan Square Realty Co.

NYC Landmarks Designation:  Historic District

Landmark Designation Report: Upper West Side-Central Park Historical District, Vol. 3

National Register Designation: N/A

Primary Style:  Beaux-Arts

Primary Facade:   Brick, Ironwork, Stone, and Terra Cotta

Stories: 12

Window Type: One-over-one double-hung/Wood

Structure: Steel frame construction. Fireproof.

Historic District: Upper West Side - Central Park West HD

Note: Originally constructed with storefront.

Alterations: Cornice removed; parapet refaced with brick. Railings removed from balconies. Storefronts replaced on Columbus Avenue.

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