Every Building on Fifth

One Fifth Avenue

1 Fifth Avenue

It seems fitting that the first building with an address on Fifth Avenue should also be the street’s first masterpiece.

No. 1 Washington Mews

One Washington Mews

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.

No.’s 7 – 13 Washington Square North

No.’s 7 – 13 Washington Square North

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.

Washington Square

Washington Square

Since 1966 Washington Square has served as the terminus for Fifth Avenue’s southbound vehicular traffic

Lower Fifth Avenue: from Washington Square to 14th Street

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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.”

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