Adams Dry Goods

This lovely building is at 675 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Adams Dry Goods, erected at the start of the 20th Century, was one of the many fine stores on Ladies Mile. It contains a rectangular atrium of green and white marble. In 1902 Macy’s moved to Herold Square and soon after B. Altman, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, and Tiffany & Co. moved to 5th Avenue, spelling the end to Ladies Mile. The 6th Avenue L-train didn’t help business either. I am happy to say that many of the lovely old stores have not been demolished. I love the lion’s heads over the left and right archways. Recent stores using the ground floors were Barnes & Nobles followed by Trader Joe’s.

Created for Norm’s Thursday Doors April 6, 2017

Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
ADG 1978 by Edmond V. Gillon
ADG 1978 by Edmond V. Gillon
ADG, NY Times Dec. 23, 1889
ADG, NY Times Dec. 23, 1889

10 thoughts on “Adams Dry Goods

  1. conspicari 2017-04-06 / 12:00 pm

    Another lovely building, our last traditional department store just closed for good.

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  2. Norm 2.0 2017-04-06 / 2:15 pm

    It is wonderful that these places still keep serving a need for retail space so we can keep admiring and enjoying them. The world would be so bland if we lost all of the wonderful buildings like this.
    Good choice Sherry 🙂

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  3. Eunice 2017-04-06 / 3:56 pm

    A beautiful old building with so much character – new buildings just aren’t the same.

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  4. sustainabilitea 2017-04-06 / 10:10 pm

    What a beautiful building! I’m so glad they’re using it. I really like it when the old buildings are kept and re-used.

    janet

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-04-06 / 10:28 pm

      I like to see that too. They often only keep the exterior shell and modernize the enterior, which is a shame.

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      • BeckyB 2017-04-13 / 12:16 pm

        we seem to have lost the imagination to keep both these days 😦

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