141-147 Fifth Avenue, one of the Ladies’ Mile’s most distinctive buildings, is shown here during a current renovation. We’ll be revisiting it once it emerges from its cocoon.
Developed by Henry Corn, the (non-eponymous) Corn Exchange Bank Building at 140 Fifth Avenue is another design by the prolific Robert Maynicke. Built in 1899 and replacing a townhouse with an attached garden, the structure is a fine display of vigorous brickwork, terra-cotta and carved stone.
A relatively tall building for so narrow a lot, 137 Fifth Avenue is another Robert Maynicke design. The dramatically projecting entablature is a notable feature. This photograph shows 137 Fifth flanked by its neighbors at 135 and 139 Fifth and is taken from the dramatic arched entryway of 156 Fifth Avenue, directly across the street…. Continue reading
A nine-story design by Robert Maynicke, 133 Fifth Avenue was built in 1898-99 for Richard Williamson and was a center of the garment trade for many years. The building makes an exceptionally attractive neighbor to 127-129 Fifth directly to the south; its bowfront window facing Fifth Avenue is especially fine. The unusual Corinthian cornice is… Continue reading
An especially fine work by Robert Maynicke, 130-132 Fifth Avenue echoes the strong proportions of 90 Fifth Avenue further south but includes a more elaborate degree of detail. The broad show windows are intact although the windows themselves are replacements; rusticated brick, corner piers and fine carved stone are in the Neo-Renaissance mode. The end… Continue reading