995 Fifth Avenue, The Stanhope

Constructed in 1926 as the Stanhope Hotel to designs by Rosario Candela, 995 Fifth Avenue was the only hotel on Fifth Avenue north of the Pierre at 62nd Street.  Its location directly across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art made it a popular place for lunch among the city’s museum-goers and its cabaret performances were… Continue reading

993 Fifth Avenue

Emery Roth never quite worked up the courage to unleash on Fifth Avenue the fantasies he created on Central Park West, but his 1935 design for 993 Fifth Avenue comes close, with superb Spanish Baroque detailing, a sumptuously paneled lobby and five setbacks that rise to a distinctive red-tiled crown (which stands out particularly when… Continue reading

991 Fifth Avenue

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

990 Fifth Avenue

Beautifully detailed and proportioned, 990 Fifth Avenue is another entry in the “stretched townhouse” mode, being only three bays wide on the Fifth Avenue side.  It contains only six apartments: five duplexes and a penthouse triplex, all boasting 11-foot ceilings. The architects were Warren & Wetmore working with Rosario Candela; the building was completed in… Continue reading

988 Fifth Avenue

Containing only a dozen apartments, 988 Fifth Avenue is another high-quality design by J.E.R. Carpenter.  Inspired by Italian Renaissance palazzos, the building was completed in 1926.