815 Fifth Avenue

A once-grand Italianate mansion designed by noted architect Samuel Warner, little remains of 815 Fifth Avenue’s original appearance – and that little will soon be replaced by a new apartment house with a limestone façade. Vintage photos show an attractive residence very much in keeping with the classic brownstone style. Built in 1871, the house… Continue reading

Marble Collegiate Church

Founded in 1628 as one of the first Dutch Reform congregations in North America, Marble Collegiate Church is the third building to serve its worshippers.  Constructed in 1851 – 1854 to designs by Samuel Warner, Marble Collegiate Church augmented two older churches downtown (neither now standing) with a Gothic-Romanesque hybrid in Tuckahoe marble that was… Continue reading