724 Fifth Avenue

A 1923 office building designed by Severance & Van Alen, 724 Fifth Avenue has a handsome double-dormered rooftop. The ground level floors have been sadly compromised.  Along with The Crown Building, its neighbor to the north, 724 Fifth Avenue has long been popular with art galleries. Severance & Van Alen were an architectural partnership consisting… Continue reading

375, 377 & 379 Fifth Avenue

Capped by a pair of oddly funereal urns, the slightly eccentric building at 377 Fifth Avenue (shown at center above) looks as if it might have been designed by Edward Gorey.  It is in fact by the firm of Severance and Van Alen and was designed in 1921 as part of the Childs Restaurant chain,… Continue reading