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.
The Ansonia, designed by noted architect Paul Duboy, opened in 1904 as a luxury hotel stretching along Broadway between 73rd and 74th streets. By the 1970s it was converted into rental apartments and it is now a designated Landmark on the Upper West Side.
A nice article with pictures is at http://www.thecityreview.com/uws/bway/ansonia.html
The charming Jefferson Market Library has lots of interesting history. For example, Stamford White’s murderer, Harry K. Thaw, was arraigned there.
Follow the links for the details.
The Victorian Gothic style building was designed by architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also helped design Central Park). It was erected (along with an adjacent prison and market) during the years 1875 to 1877.
Shot with Samsung Galaxy 8+, edited in Lightroom and OnOne.
Built in 1903, The Alabama at 15 E 11 Street in NYC consists of 9 floors, made up of 112 apartments.
First Presbeterian Church, 1845 on 5th Avenue between and 11th and 12th Streets.