277 Fifth Avenue

A charming example of Beaux Arts commercial architecture, 277 Fifth Avenue is clad in gleaming limestone and terra cotta.  It was the New York location of Kate Reily, a noted British dressmaker who also had a US location in Chicago. Her designs included such creations as “white silk dresses edged with otter fur” worn with “mouse-colored velvet hats with ostrich plumes.”

The building is soon to be surrounded on both sides by new development.

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