587 Fifth Avenue

A narrow Baroque-Revival sliver, 587 Fifth Avenue resembles a half-portion version of the famed Scribner’s Building just to the north on the next block.  Built in 1921 as the flagship of the leather goods and luggage designers Crouch & Fitzgerald, the location was praised as a “handsome new shop” in The American Perfumer and Essential… Continue reading

581 Fifth Avenue and 585 Fifth Avenue

Two small commercial buildings, one a largely intact Beaux Arts commercial building, the other a faceless post-war façade,  581 Fifth Avenue and 585 Fifth Avenue provide a study in contrast between architectural styles – and, perhaps, the tenants they attract.