Every Building on Fifth
Built in 1911, 1421 Fifth Avenue is the first church on Fifth north of 110th Street and was at the time of its completion known as the Mt. Morris Theatre – the only theater on Fifth Avenue. Designed by Hoppen & Koen, a firm best known in New York for the monumental Police Headquarters in… Continue reading
A trio of Edwardian survivors stand at 1411, 1413 and 1415 Fifth Avenue; 1411 is under renovation; 1413’s handsome cornice has recently been restored; while the most distinguished (and most ramshackle) of the three, 1415, still malingers. Here’s hoping its brownstone-trimmed corner turret comes back to new life in the near future.
An unassuming new build surrounds an original façade at 1401-1405 Fifth Avenue.
1400 Fifth Avenue is a pleasant new eight-story apartment project that fills its Avenue frontage of the block. Built in 2002 to designs by Roberta Washington Architects, one of the relatively few architectural practices founded by an African-American woman, the building is notable for its excellent ecological footprint – over 60% of the materials used… Continue reading
Standing at 1367 Fifth Avenue in the shadow of the Senator Robert A. Taft Houses, Engine Company 58/Ladder Company 26 is the only firehouse to front Fifth Avenue. Organized in 1904, it has been quartered in its present building since 1960. Its mascot is a firefighting English Bulldog known as Eng-Lad; its motto is “The Fire… Continue reading