1441-1459 Fifth Avenue

1441-1459 Fifth Avenue

An attractive row of townhouses that fills the block between 117th and 118th Streets, 1441-1459 Fifth Avenue are the first such buildings developed on Fifth Avenue since the early 20th century.  A mix of simple Italianate and Greek Revival influences, they are one of several similar developments in the neighborhood, particularly those blocks between Park… Continue reading

1083 Fifth Avenue

1083 Fifth Avenue

Until earlier this year, 1083 Fifth Avenue was the home of the National Academy Museum, an affiliate of the National Academy of Art, the nation’s oldest art school; the building is currently for sale, along with two sister properties on East 89th Street. A graceful design by Ogden Codman Jr., the present façade replaces an… Continue reading

1033 Fifth Avenue

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Originally one of four brownstone mansions erected by investor Harriet Trask in 1870, 1033 Fifth Avenue acquired its present façade in 1910 when new owners commissioned the firm of Hoppin & Koen to provide a more fashionable treatment.  As with 1014 Fifth Avenue two blocks south, the results are refined – if, visually, rather overwhelmed… Continue reading

1014 Fifth Avenue

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The former home of the Goethe Institute (now relocated to Irving Place), 1014 Fifth Avenue was once part of a pair of speculative houses designed by Welch, Smith & Provot. In contrast to their design for the Duke-Semans Mansion, the firm produced a reserved façade for 1014 Fifth Avenue…which more recent arrivals have left looking… 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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