2049 Fifth Avenue

Like its neighbor to the south, 2049 Fifth Avenue was built in 1921 – but, despite being the less interesting design, appears to have held on to its original facade a bit better overall.

2041 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1921, 2041 Fifth Avenue is a late example of the Beaux Arts style – well-proportioned, but sadly shorn of its upper cornices and some other detailing.

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

1469 Fifth Avenue

A rather battered Beaux Arts survivor, 1469 Fifth Avenue has been shorn of its cornice and studded with cell phone equipment but remains a solid example of a middle-class apartment building of its era.

1421 Fifth Avenue, The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith

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