2 East 91st Street, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

One of the most remarkable survivors on Fifth Avenue, 2 East 91st Street, the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, was designed by Babb, Cook & Willard for Andrew Carnegie, who requested “The most modest, plainest and roomiest house in New York.”  One may assume that Mr. Carnegie was speaking ironically as the house is one of the… Continue reading

1071 Fifth Avenue, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

One of the last masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and one of only two buildings by Wright in New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the city’s preeminent art collections with a focus on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist and other early Modern Art.  Founded under the auspices of the Solomon R. Guggenheim… Continue reading

1048 Fifth Avenue, The Neue Galerie

1048 Fifth Avenue

Called “one of the finest mansions on Fifth Avenue” by the New York Landmarks Commission, 1048 Fifth Avenue was designed by Carrere & Hastings, the architects of the New York Public Library at Fifth & 42nd Street, among other major buildings.  Built for William Starr Miller, the house was later purchased by Grace Wilson Vanderbilt,… Continue reading

1000 Fifth Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Avenue is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the largest art museums in the world.  Holding an incomparable encyclopedic collection that spans thousands of years and includes work from every continent save Antarctica it may be the most comprehensive collection of art… Continue reading

991 Fifth Avenue

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A lavishly detailed survivor from the Gilded Age, 991 Fifth Avenue was designed by architects James R. Turner and William G. Killian.  A later owner commissioned new interiors from Ogden Codman Jr., one of the most talented designers of the time. The house was purchased by the American Irish Historical Society in 1939 for its… Continue reading

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