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.
A building similar to its neighbor at 1050, 1056 Fifth Avenue is a post-war design faced in gold-beige brick. The architect was George F. Pelham for the development firm Simon Brothers. The building’s numerous cantilevered balconies have been mostly filled in to enlarge living space.