It seems fitting that we should close our tour of Fifth Avenue with one of the street’s best buildings, the massive 369th Regiment Armory at 2366 Fifth Avenue, home to the Harlem Hellfighters, the nation’s first all-African-American military regiment and a distinguished company with service in WWI and WWII. The history of this amazing troop… Continue reading
The pleasant Colonial Revival building at 2238 Fifth Avenue houses the Central Harlem District Health Center. A 1930 design by the firm of McKim, Mead and White, the interiors have been given an airy renovation by Steven Yablon Architecture. The building is a New York City landmark.
Astor Row at 8-62 West 130th Street – a remarkable row house development consisting of 26 double houses kitted out with unique Eastlake “spoolwork” porches and restrained brickwork. Developed by the Astor Family in the early 1880s and designed by Charles Buek, they feature generous front and side yards – then as now a rarity… Continue reading
An accomplished Gothic Revival design from Henry Martyn Congden, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church was built in 1872. A New York City landmark since 1980, its piercing clock tower is 125 ft. tall. Congden was a noted church architect whose designs for the Episcopal Church were built from Westerly, RI, to Cheyenne, WY. At St. Andrew’s,… Continue reading
Landmark Branding is pleased to hear that the Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalogue Room of the New York Public Library have received the rare status of New York City Designated Interior Landmarks. In this they join the building itself, the 1897-1911 Beaux Arts masterpiece of Carrere & Hastings, as well as its… Continue reading