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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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 597 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockefeller Center (about 400 feet away,
Charles Scribner's Sons Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Charles Scribner's Sons Building
measured in a direct line); Papal Visits to New York City (about 700 feet away); The Fred F. French Building (about 700 feet away); Madison Avenue & 50th Street (about 700 feet away); Cartier Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harvard Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); 230 Park Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Charles Scribner's Sons Building, 1984 image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1984
3. Charles Scribner's Sons Building, 1984
Charles Scribner's Sons Building, 2018 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2018
4. Charles Scribner's Sons Building, 2018
They had to keep the façade.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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