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.

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


Fort Gansevoort

In front of the door is a triangle in the road that marks the site of an old Native American “castle”, so called because there was a wall around it. The door is at 5 Ninth Avenue, NYC.

A little history: Fort Gansevoort early 19c. and before that Native Americans lived there.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors March 8, 2018

Fort Gansevoort, 5 9th Ave, NYC 3/3/2018
Fort Ganseevoort
Fort Gansevoort, 5 9th Ave, NYC 3/3/2018
5 Ninth Avenue 3/3/2018