614 West 157th Street
Joseph C. Cocker
Audubon Park Historic District

Tucked away on West 157th Street, Kannawah is arranged in a U-shaped plan with two wings split by an entrance courtyard. This pattern is echoed in the two recessed fire escapes on the street-facing façades that split each of these sections into symmetrical halves. The Medieval Revival style, six-story apartment building features molded terra-cotta window surrounds and stylized pinnacles. Smaller and less expensive than its neighbors, the Kannawah retains its original configuration of seven families on each floor in suites of three to six rooms.  The building was likely named after the Kanawha River in West Virginia, evoking the romanticism associated with the American West.