2140 – 2142 Fifth Avenue is a rather battered commercial building that overlooks the Callender Playground; window treatments suggest a budget-Beaux Arts. The cornice has been removed. 2144-2150 Fifth Avenue is a tall, dark and handsome brownstone row in varying degrees of repair. The basement-levels of the latter have been partially converted to commercial use:… Continue reading
A pair of handsome early 20th century buildings, 1486 & 1488 Fifth Avenue exhibit various Italianate and Beaux Arts details in a suave mishmash characteristic of the period.
Two West 111th Street is the first West-numbered building north of West 59th Street and an example of the commercial architecture that made up much of New York in the early 20th century.
One of the few remaining small-scale commercial works by the great New York architect George B. Post, 4 East 39th Street was originally the home of Keppel & Co., a renowned art gallery that alternated exhibitions of Old Masters with those of contemporary American artists – thus the remarkable likenesses of Rembrandt and James Whistler… Continue reading
Incorporated into the St. Regis Hotel’s retail, the little building at 697 Fifth Avenue is a pleasant reminder of the small-scale commercial architecture that once lined this section of the street.