“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Charles Scribner's Sons Building

Charles Scribner's Sons Building Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Charles Scribner's Sons Building Plaque
Inscription. Designed by the prominent American architect Ernest Flagg (1857-1947), this building was constructed as a store and offices in 1912-13 for Charles Scribner's Sons, one of America's most prestigious publishing houses. Flagg, an exponent of French Beaux-Arts design principles, created a ten-story French-inspired, limestone-fronted building with a facade that reflects the nature of the steel skeleton frame while focusing on the elegant iron shopfront. The vaulted interior retail space was designed to resemble a small library. in 1996, this space was converted into the flagship store of the Benetton Group, following extensive restoration of the exterior and interior to their original state—an affirmation of Benetton's commitment to excellence and innovation.
Erected 1997 by New York landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 45.433′ N, 73° 58.683′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 597 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockefeller Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Papal Visits to New York City (about 700
Charles Scribner's Sons Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Charles Scribner's Sons Building
feet away); The Fred F. French Building (about 700 feet away); Cartier Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 230 Park Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Algonquin Hotel (approx. mile away); Saint Thomas Church (approx. mile away); Former School of Performing Arts (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
Categories. Notable Buildings
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