2114 Fifth Avenue is a rowhouse design disguised as a single building, in this case an impressively detailed English Renaissance structure. The ground floor has taken a beating over the years, but recently the structure seems to be in the process of being prepared for renovation.
2113 Fifth Avenue is an insertion into the historic fabric of its block even more jarring than that at 2066 Fifth and displaying less architectural finesse overall. It replaces a house from the row that commences at 2105.
We’re pleased to announce the recommencing of this blog after a hiatus; further photographs have been completed that will now take us to the end of Fifth Avenue at 144th Street. After that, the blog will continue to be updated, as already buildings have been demolished, added, renovated and restored along its length.
2105-2111 Fifth Avenue is a brownstone row turned down a considerable notch from the ambitious trio immediately to the south. Save for 2105, which has had its entry modified for conversion into a small church, the row is in excellent shape.
A trio of boisterous French Second Empire houses, 2098-2103 Fifth Avenue have been subjected to some curious paint choices (pistachio?) regarding trim as well as an inexplicable fence at the rooftop level. Despite these additions they are an otherwise a well-preserved and engaging presence on the street, displaying an eclectic sensibility that commands the corner… Continue reading