Acker Merrall & Condit
Upper West Side, New York City
Program: Landmark Facade Restoration
Status: Completed 2014
Acker Merrall & Condit, America’s oldest wine shop, required a complete facade restoration. Located on West 72nd Street in the Upper West Side Historic District, this prominent site required approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The new cornice replicates the design seen in the 1940 tax photo, and the new facade brings back the stucco joint lines to create texture and depth. The color palate is also based on historic precedent. The restored facade complements the other storefronts along this distinguished commercial streetscape.