1150 Fifth Avenue

1150 Fifth Avenue

A year later, J.E.R. Carpenter followed 1923’s 1148 Fifth with 1150 Fifth Avenue, completed in 1924 to similar specifications.

1148 Fifth Avenue

1148 Fifth Avenue

Another J.E.R. Carpenter design, 1148 Fifth Avenue is an understated but luxurious building erected in 1923.

1143 Fifth Avenue

1143 Fifth Avenue

A modestly scaled apartment house designed in 1923 by J.E.R. Carpenter, 1143 Fifth Avenue was prevented from reaching further heights by then-active zoning that forbade the erection of structures past eight stories in height.  Said zoning was later overturned, in large part due to the efforts of Carpenter himself; 1143 Fifth Avenue remains a pleasantly… Continue reading

1140 Fifth Avenue

1140 Fifth Avenue

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

1136 Fifth Avenue

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A somewhat battered-looking structure, 1136 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1925 by George F. Pelham Jr., whose 1120 Fifth Avenue stand a few blocks south.  The removal of ornamental balconies and a portion of the Fifth Avenue cornice have compromised an otherwise pleasant design. The building is notable for featuring wood-burning fireplaces.

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