New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
B. Altman & Company
— 34th Street district —
I lived in Murray Hill and hated travelling downtown to 14th Street by carriage to shop. When B. Altman’s moved to 34th Street and Fifth Avenue in 1906, the latest fashions were just steps from my front door.
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On October 6, 1906, retailer Benjamin Altman brought commerce to a residential neighborhood when he built a new flagship store at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street.
“…to have the Altman name on your coat or muff or seal collar was equivalent to the hallmark on sterling silver.”
- Valentine’s Manual of Old New York, vol. 1921
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is October 6, 1906.
Location. 40° 44.924′ N, 73° 59.046′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fifth Avenue south of East 35th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 361 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Empire State Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Empire State Building (about 300 feet away); 7 West 34th Street (about 400 feet away); Old Glory Atop The Empire State Building (about 400 feet away); The Church of the Incarnation (about 500 feet away); Madison Belmont Building (about 600 feet away); 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway (about 600 feet away); The Former Aberdeen Hotel (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding B. Altman & Company. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . The B. Altman & Co. Bldg -- No. 361 Fifth Avenue. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.