242 Fifth Avenue

One of one of only a handful of cast iron façades on Fifth Avenue itself, 242 Fifth Avenue is a currently under renovation.  We’ll be revisiting when it emerges from its scaffolding.

182 Fifth Avenue

A vigorous design by Thomas M. Jackson from 1872, 182 Fifth Avenue is a retrofit of an existing townhouse, a brownstone owned by C.A. Pepoon, who owned similar properties at the directly adjacent 178-180 Fifth Avenue. 182 Fifth Avenue is an excellent example of a building type rare above 14th Street in Manhattan and seldom… Continue reading

134 Fifth Avenue

The delicate cast iron façade of 134 Fifth Avenue, one of the few left on the avenue, was designed by architect Charles R. Behrens in 1893 to replace that of the 1853 brownstone mansion that stood on the site. Behrens’ career in New York was cut short in 1895 when along with five others including… Continue reading

113 Fifth Avenue, Arnold Constable & Co.

This spectacular survivor from the post-Civil War period is one of the most significant commercial buildings on Fifth Avenue and one of the largest examples of the French Second Empire in New York. 113 Fifth Avenue was originally a Broadway building, part of the Arnold Constable & Co. complex designed by architect Griffith Thomas. In… Continue reading