Allerton House at 302 West 22nd Street in Chelsea
This hotel at 302 West Twenty-second Street in Chelsea was the first Allerton House built by James Stewart Cushman, head of the Allerton group.
Plans for the construction of this 5-story hotel were filed in 1912 with the New York City Department of Buildings. It was designed by Paul C. Hunter and the Allerton Realty Co. was the owner. It was completed in 1913 with 50 rooms.
The old Grand Opera House was just a block to the north, on the northwest corner of 8th Avenue and 23rd Street.
In the late 1960s this Allerton House was considered to be a decrepit fleabag for transients, junkies and hookers, according to Mike Katz and Crispin Kott (Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City - 2018). In 1994, the building had a big sign "Hotel Allerton".
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