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

 

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