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Former Aeolian Building

 
 
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By R. C.
1. Former Aeolian Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1925-27 on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan's most prestigious commercial thoroughfare, this elegant Neo-Classical structure was designed by Warren & Wetmore, the architects of Grand Central Terminal. Clad with Indiana limestone and marble, the facades rise to a graceful setback tower distinguished by French Renaissance-style details, including urns and garlands. Awarded a gold medal by the Fifth Avenue Association, the building attracted such notable tenants as the Aeolian Company, a leading manufacturer of roll-operated instruments, and since 1930, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon.
 
Erected 2003 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 45.667′ N, 73° 58.517′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 689 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University Club (a few steps from this marker); Kiton (within shouting distance of this
Former Aeolian Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Former Aeolian Building
marker); Saint Thomas Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Peninsula Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Regis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 7 West 54th Street House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9-11 West 54th Street (about 300 feet away); 13-15 West 54th Street Houses (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The 1924 Aeolian Building--689 Fifth Avenue. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Former Aeolian Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Former Aeolian Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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