256 Fifth Avenue

A Moorish Revival fantasy from architects Alfred Zucker and John H. Edelman, 256 Fifth Avenue was commissioned by Charles A. Baudouine, a leading furniture designer who specialized in exotic designs.  Retiring from the furniture world, Baudouine invested in real estate and the exotic designs continued: 256 Fifth Avenue is one of NoMad’s earliest purpose-built commercial buildings and it is by far the most lavishly detailed.

Zucker and Edelman were the architects of the landmarked Decker Building, an even more bizarre structure, which stands on Union Square East; their designs for Baudouine and his estate include the equally unusual Baudouine Building nearby at 22 West 28th Street.

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