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Fifth Avenue Building

“Heritage of New York”

 
 
Fifth Avenue Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. Fifth Avenue Building Marker
Inscription.  
Erected in 1909, this building was designed by Maynicke and Franke in Italian Renaissance Eclectic Style. The first structure on this site was the farmhouse of Christopher Mildberger, moved here in 1839 during the extension of Fifth Avenue. Thereafter, a Corporal Thompson operated it as a tavern, Madison Cottage, until 1852, when it was replaced by Franconi’s Hippodrome. In 1859, the six-storied, white marble Fifth Avenue Hotel, with the first hotel passenger elevator in New York, opened here and became a center of the city’s social and political life.
 
Erected 1966 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 44.507′ N, 73° 59.372′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and E 23rd Street, on the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 200 Fifth Avenue Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March
Fifth Avenue Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. Fifth Avenue Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Wharton (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Seward (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Light Flagstaff (within shouting distance of this marker); To Our Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatiron Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Young Australia League (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Toy Center. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Lost 5th Avenue Hotel -- 5th Avenue and 23rd Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry on the hotel previously on site. (Submitted on March 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Fifth Avenue Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Fifth Avenue Building Marker
Fifth Avenue Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Fifth Avenue Building
Fifth Avenue Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 13, 2020
5. Fifth Avenue Building
Formerly the International Toy Building, it expanded into 1107 Broadway next door.
The Skybridge image. Click for full size.
By Scouting NYC, unknown
6. The Skybridge
This skybridge connected the two International Center Buildings. It was removed when 1107 Broadway was converted into condominiums.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 415 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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