New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Graham Court Apartments
New York City Designated Landmark
Commissioned by William Waldorf Astor, the Graham Court Apartments were constructed in 1899-1901 as part of the great Harlem real estate boom. Designed by the firm of Clinton & Russell, Graham Court is quadrangular in plan and built around a central courtyard; (sic) one of the few apartment houses of this type in New York City. The rusticated stone base, projecting string course and top floor arcade are all characteristic of the Italian Palazzo style.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 48.205′ N, 73° 57.125′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard and West 116th Street, on the right when traveling north on Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1923-1937 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Boulevard, New York NY 10026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this A. Philip Randolph Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Houdini (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafayette-Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seligman Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carl Schurz Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Graham Court Apartments. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . "Inside Graham Court, a Gilded Age Rental in Harlem". New York Magazine article, April 30, 2020 (Submitted on December 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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