The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street

One of the city’s outstanding museums and one of the best such collections of its size in the world, the Frick Collection is housed in the former residence of Henry Clay Frick. A melding of French and English Neo-Classical influences, the mansion was designed by the architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, whose best-known work… Continue reading

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue

The last remaining fully intact brownstone on this stretch of Fifth Avenue and the only one south of Harlem, 47 Fifth Avenue was built for Irad Hawley, a prosperous coal merchant.  In its use of brownstone cladding, generous proportions, high stoop, bold cornice and simple but vigorous details it is practically a textbook example of… Continue reading