Jan 25, 2009

1 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1929, originally a hotel and later converted to apartments.  

2 comments:

Paul Pincus said...

a great friend of mine lives there. the sam wagstaff building ; )

fantastic.

The Ancient said...

You ought to supplement this with a picture of 8 Fifth Avenue, the first marble house built on Fifth Avenue.

John Taylor Johnston, who built it, was the president of New Jersey Central, and his father, John Johnston, was a partner in Boorman, Johnston, & Co., the leading merchant bank in New York before the Civil War. The elder Johnston led the syndicate which built Washington Square North, and took the largest house, No. 7, as his own. His descendants occupied two dwellings in the Row until the the 1930s. The house on Fifth Avenue was occupied by Johnston descendants until the 1920s.