Fifth Door

24 Fifth Avenue, designed by Emery Roth, is a 15-story building in the heart of Greenwich Village that replaced the famous Brevoort mansion. It opened as the Fifth Avenue Hotel in 1926. It is now a condominium on Manhattan’s Lower Fifth “Gold Coast.” This door keeps the brass polishers busy.

About the Brevoort Mansion: George Rogers began building his country home in 1828 on the northern edge of what became Washington Square. Fifth Avenue was an unpaved road through the farmland of Henry Brevoort.

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24 Fifth Avenue, NYC 3/6/2018
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24 Fifth Avenue, NYC 3/6/2018

 

21 thoughts on “Fifth Door

  1. Dina 2018-04-05 / 7:33 am

    It looks awesome! Very well captured, Sherry!

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-04-05 / 7:41 am

      Thanks. The best part is the history – follow the link.

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  2. scooj 2018-04-05 / 8:05 am

    A sensational revolving door.

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  3. Norm 2.0 2018-04-05 / 8:54 am

    Another great one Sherry. There’s a wonderful door seemingly around every corner in that awesome city 🙂

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  4. Jet Eliot 2018-04-05 / 9:08 am

    Such gorgeous doors, Sherry. And I enjoyed the background on the Brevoort Mansion. Loved reading about the party the Brevoorts threw, and the scandalous elopement that ensued. A rich panorama of earlier days, and excellent old photos too.

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-04-05 / 5:53 pm

      Reminds me of my childhood a bit. I use to have to keep the brass and silver polished.

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-04-05 / 5:51 pm

      I’ll put it on my list. It might be private. I can’t remember.

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  5. jesh stg 2018-04-05 / 2:39 pm

    Wow, you found a treasure with these beautiful doors!
    But I’m glad these doors are not in front of my house, having to polish them all the time!
    Thanks for your comment on my weekly post a few days ago:) Have a great weekend, Sherry!

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-04-06 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks Indah. If you have time, take a look at the crazy history (link above)

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