521 Fifth Avenue, The Lefcourt National Building

One of many buildings constructed by the flamboyant developer A.E. Lefcourt, the Lefcourt National Building at 521 Fifth Avenue is a massive, dignified and somewhat stern example of Stripped Classicism applied to the setback style more commonly associated with Art Deco. Architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, of Empire State Building fame, also designed the nearby… Continue reading

149-151 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1917-1918, 149-151 Fifth Avenue is the final building constructed on the Ladies’ Mile to designs by Robert Maynicke and represents the evolution of both the firm of Maynicke & Franke and of commercial architecture in New York. On the cusp of the Roaring Twenties the Beaux Arts style was becoming passe and Art Deco had… Continue reading