178-180 Fifth Avenue

A fascinating remnant of Fifth Avenue’s original residential streetscape, 178-180 Fifth Avenue consist of a pair of brownstone houses that have been unified at the base level but preserve notable details at the upper floors. Built for one C. A. Pepoon around 1862, they were once part of a trio of houses arranged to resemble one… Continue reading

174 Fifth Avenue, Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop

A mundane commercial design of 1927 by architectural unknown J. Eckman, 174 Fifth Avenue might be completely without interest were it not also the location – from just a few years after the building was completed – of Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, “Raising New York’s Cholesterol Since 1929.” The suitably banged-up interior represents over 80 years… Continue reading