Every Building on Fifth

2001-2013 Fifth Avenue

Another well-preserved row of brownstones, 2001-2013 Fifth Avenue preserve nearly all of their exterior details and handsome stoops (with the exception of 2013, which has been converted to partial commercial use.)

2004-2008 Fifth Avenue

An extraordinarily well-preserved row of early brownstones dating from the 1860s, 2004-2008 Fifth Avenue were designed by Christian Brand as part of the initial development of Harlem from an independent village into an urban district and predate much of the later rowhouse architecture for which the district is famous. Despite this, they are, amazingly, not… Continue reading

2002 Fifth Avenue

A red brick box with lick-n-stick balconies, 2002 Fifth Avenue is little more than passable hackwork.

9-11 West 124th Street, The New York Public Library, Harlem Branch

Standing at 9-11 West 124th Street, the Harlem Branch of the New York Public Library is one of the numerous handsome branch libraries erected by the organization in the years during the construction of its main building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.  An elegant design by McKim, Mead & White, it balances austere detail… Continue reading

41 West 124th Street, The Church of Antioch

41 West 124th Street, now the Church of Antioch, is a battered but still commanding survivor from the Mount Morris Park District’s brownstone days.  A growth of ivy adds a picturesque note to its appearance – but the coat of white paint was a mistake.