Name: Ackley Building
Address: 511 Washington Ave.
Front facade: Iron, cast
Property Type Codes: Commercial building, Central Business District cast iron
Alterations: Windows in middle two stories changed, cornice removed, flooring changed.
Designation: City Landmark, National Register of Historic Places,
The Ackley building (also known as the Finney Building) is one of the few remaining cast iron structures in the downtown area.
The building has three bays. The columns are a composite order derived from Corinthian. Windows on the upper two stories are originals. Alterations from the original include changes to the windows of the middle two stories, removal of the cornice and a change in the flooring. It is unknown if the original floor exists underneath, though it would be a very important survivor if it did. It became part of the Old May Company Department Store (now 555 Washington).
site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and