The Kensington Building, 73 Fifth Avenue

A lavishly decorated building, the L-shaped Kensington Building at 73 Fifth Avenue was developed as a showpiece for the Richman Realty & Construction Company by architect Samuel Sass in 1906.  Notable for its fireproof construction, the building was marketed specifically to businesses seeking a luxurious and visually striking address.  Early tenants included Milton Bradley Publishing and American Express.

The upper floors were converted to residential lofts by the architect Joseph Pell Lombardi, an architect famed for his work with cast iron buildings and early skyscrapers.

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