1028 Fifth Avenue

The most architecturally distinguished of the three houses that now make up the Marymount School, 1028 Fifth Avenue was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert in 1903 for the aristocratic Thorne Family, whose country seat in Millbrook, NY, is one of the most historic such properties in the Hudson River Valley. 1028 Fifth Avenue is a rather… Continue reading

1027 Fifth Avenue

The more refined of the two speculative houses built for developer Ben Williams by Goldsmith & Van Vleck in 1903, 1027 Fifth Avenue is now also part of the Marymount School. The grand interiors, rather more lavish than those in the house to the south, are largely intact.

1026 Fifth Avenue

One of two neighboring mansions by Goldsmith & Van Vleck, 1026 Fifth Avenue was designed as a speculative house in 1903 for developer Ben Williams.  A handsome essay in French Beaux Arts, it is now part of the Marymount School. Goldsmith & Van Vleck were a little-known and short-lived architectural firm whose work was highly… Continue reading

1025 Fifth Avenue

This puzzling slot in the streetwall is explained by the desire of a developer to claim a Fifth Avenue address for a building actually located on 83rd and 84th Streets. Designed by H. L. Feldman, 1025 Fifth Avenue is accessed through the gap between 1020 Fifth Avenue and the mansions to the north, a solution… Continue reading

1020 Fifth Avenue

Called one of the most “sumptuous” apartment residences in the city by The New York Times, 1020 Fifth Avenue was designed by Warren & Wetmore and completed in 1925.  Containing only 13 apartments, including 6 duplexes, 1020 Fifth Avenue is one of the district’s most exclusive addresses.  An asymmetrical Fifth Avenue façade hints at the… Continue reading