206 Fifth Avenue

Like the other buildings on this block, 206 Fifth Avenue has a Broadway as well as a Fifth Avenue address; unlike the others, the two street facades are by different architects. Originally a house constructed in 1856-57, 206 Fifth Avenue gained its first new commercial elevation at 1126 Broadway in 1892, a Queen Anne eclectic… Continue reading

186 Fifth Avenue

A charming and unusual Queen Anne office building, 186 Fifth Avenue was designed by Henry J. Hardenburgh, architect of the Plaza Hotel and the Dakota Apartments, whose nearby shop-front for the Sittenham Building at 123 Fifth Avenue is one of the district’s gems. Built of red brick, cast stone and terra cotta, 186 Fifth Avenue… Continue reading