424-434 Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor

One of the city’s most beloved department Stores, the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue flagship at 424-434 Fifth Avenue was designed by Starrett & van Vleck, the city’s leading department store architects and marked a turning point in both the firm’s architecture and in how department stores were conceived of architecturally. In place of designs… Continue reading

267 Fifth Avenue

Site of the elegant Calumet Club, 267 Fifth Avenue is a suave design of 1916 by Starrett and van Vleck.  The remains of the rooftop pergola surmount a penthouse event space.

164 Fifth Avenue

A 1918 design by the great department store architects Starrett & van Vleck, 164 Fifth Avenue is an elegantly framed composition that suggests an abstracted triumphal arch. The fourth floor is a later addition. 164 Fifth Avenue was for a time tenanted by the Knights of Pythias, who moved here in the 1970s from their… Continue reading