1109 Fifth Avenue, the Jewish Museum

The oldest still extant Jewish museum, the first one established in the Unites States and the largest collection of art by Jewish artists and artifacts pertaining to Jewish culture outside of Israel, the Jewish Museum is housed in the magnificent Warburg Mansion, another Chateauesque tour-de-force from C.P.H. Gilbert, whose Ukrainian Institute is houses in a… Continue reading

1 East 91st Street, The Otto Kahn Mansion

Possibly the best surviving Fifth Avenue mansion, the Otto Kahn Mansion at 1 East 91st Street is certainly one of the largest, containing nearly 80 rooms.  Designed by C.P.H. Gilbert and J. Armstrong Stenhouse, the house has an archeological correctness to it that was unusual for the period.  Constructed over a four year period from… Continue reading

1067 Fifth Avenue

One of the avenue’s most remarkable apartment buildings, 1067 Fifth Avenue is only the second such structure to have been built facing the park on Fifth (the first being McKim, Mead & White’s 998 Fifth Avenue, a few blocks to the south). Designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, 1067 Fifth Avenue is the Upper East Side’s only… Continue reading

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

2 East 79th Street, The Ukrainian Institute of America

The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion at 2 East 79th Street was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, whose nearby 3 East 78th Street helped set the tone for the Cook Block overall. An exemplary work in the Chateauesque style, the house is an inventive mixture of French Gothic and early Renaissance elements reinterpreted for a New York townhouse; invented… Continue reading