Every Building on Fifth
It seems fitting that the first building with an address on Fifth Avenue should also be the street’s first masterpiece.
Directly behind 7 – 13 Washington Square North this small Regency-flavored cube is the first building on the street with a visible Fifth Avenue entrance.
While not an official Fifth Avenue address, the westernmost of the row of houses between Fifth Avenue and University Place is directly adjacent to – and in fact is entered from – Fifth Avenue.
Since 1966 Washington Square has served as the terminus for Fifth Avenue’s southbound vehicular traffic
The lowermost section of Fifth Avenue still preserves what Henry James, writing in his novel Washington Square, called “a kind of established repose…a riper, richer, more honorable look.”