The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Now part of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, the original building at 66 Fifth Avenue has been attributed to theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, who also designed the apartment house at 51 Fifth; if it was not a retrofitting of an older building, 66 Fifth was a highly unusual exterior design for Lamb, more… Continue reading

51 Fifth Avenue

51 Fifth Avenue is an uncharacteristically restrained performance from Thomas W. Lamb, an architect known better for lavish theaters; one of his best buildings remaining in New York is the Pythian Temple (now a condominium) at 135 West 70th Street, a building dominated by theatrical Babylonian and Egyptian details that suggest Cecil B. DeMille. For this Fifth… Continue reading