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 pleasant Beaux Arts building, 1255 Fifth Avenue was built in 1925. The penthouse came later, rather obviously. The building is H-shaped, arranged around a light-well. This is not immediately evident from Fifth Avenue.
J.E.R. Carpenter’s design for 1170 Fifth Avenue simply reverses the details and entrance of 1165 Fifth Avenue, directly across the street. The building was built in 1926, a year later than its “twin”.
Another design by J.E.R Carpenter, 1165 Fifth Avenue was built in 1925. Its nearly exact duplicate, by the same architect, stands directly across the street, lending an odd mirror-image atmosphere to East 88th Street.
A handsome Beaux Arts essay, 1140 Fifth Avenue was designed and built by the developer Fred F. French, whose eponymous skyscraper stands at 551 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street. Far more subdued than either that structure or French’s other, better-known residential development, Tudor City, 1140 Fifth Avenue is nevertheless a characteristically imposing addition to the… Continue reading