68 Fifth Avenue

Dwarfed by its more recent neighbors, this townhouse preserves original Italianate details on its uppermost three floors. 68 Fifth Avenue is now part of The New School’s Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

Just Off Fifth: 7 East 10th Street, The Lockwood de Forest House

One of the great treasures of Greenwich Village, the beautiful Lockwood de Forest House is a unique landmark of the Aesthetic Movement in American architecture. Located at 7 East 10th Street, just off Fifth Avenue, the house is now New York University’s Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life.  Once called “the most Indian house… Continue reading

59 Fifth Avenue

59 Fifth Avenue is one of the few original houses to survive from the earliest period of Lower Fifth Avenue’s development, albeit in a very altered form.  The first two floors were rebuilt as a sophisticated commercial duplex that housed a variety of restaurants; above, the original windows of a house from the 1850s can… Continue reading

10 Fifth Avenue

10 Fifth Avenue is an unusual Gothic Revival brownstone dating from the first era of development north of Washington Square.  A rare example of the style applied to a townhouse, it is the only survivor of a row of four such houses constructed by Henry Brevoort in 1848 – 1849 that extended northward along the… Continue reading

No.’s 7 – 13 Washington Square North

While not an official Fifth Avenue address, the westernmost of the row of houses between Fifth Avenue and University Place is directly adjacent to – and in fact is entered from – Fifth Avenue.