EXTERIOR RESTORATION & WINDOW REPLACEMENT

509-523 EAST 77TH STREET AND 508-522 EAST 78TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY

 

The Cherokee Apartments is a four-building residential complex in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Originally known as the Shively Sanitary Tenements, the apartments were constructed as tenement housing for families with tuberculosis. The complex was built in 1911 to the design of Henry Atterbury Smith, and it is an individually designated New York City Landmark.

The large, multi-light, double- and triple-hung windows of The Cherokee Apartments were originally designed to maximize exposure to fresh air for the families living with the scourge of tuberculosis. The 101-year old windows had suffered in the extreme New York City climate and were in a severely deteriorated condition. Over 1,200 deteriorated wood windows, a crucial feature of the building, were designed and replaced through a process of sample and mock-up installation. The new custom wood windows were designed to meet the functional and aesthetic requirements of both the client and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

 

Owner: Century Management

Budget: Withheld

Awards: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Restoration Award, 2014

The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America Preservation Award, 2014