1150 Fifth Avenue
A year later, J.E.R. Carpenter followed 1923’s 1148 Fifth with 1150 Fifth Avenue, completed in 1924 to similar specifications.
1148 Fifth Avenue
Another J.E.R. Carpenter design, 1148 Fifth Avenue is an understated but luxurious building erected in 1923.
1143 Fifth Avenue
A modestly scaled apartment house designed in 1923 by J.E.R. Carpenter, 1143 Fifth Avenue was prevented from reaching further heights by then-active zoning that forbade the erection of structures past eight stories in height. Said zoning was later overturned, in large part due to the efforts of Carpenter himself; 1143 Fifth Avenue remains a pleasantly… Continue reading
1130 Fifth Avenue
Possibly the finest Colonial Revival house in New York, Delano & Aldrich’s Willard Straight Mansion at 1130 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1913 and shows the firm at its very best in terms of mixing a classical vocabulary with a fresh sense of scale and juxtaposition. The porthole windows along the uppermost floor are especially… Continue reading
807 Fifth Avenue, The Knickerbocker Club
A block north of the Metropolitan Club, the Knickerbocker Club is worlds away in terms of design, aesthetics and reputation. One of the city’s most exclusive clubs, the Knickerbocker is housed in an austere yet roomy Delano & Aldrich Colonial Revival design of 1913. Simple, gracious interiors are visible through tall Federal-style windows. A small… Continue reading