Monday, November 28, 2011

111 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1895
Photographed in 2010

The Constable Building at 109-111 Fifth Avenue at the corner of East 18th Street in the Flatiron District neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 1894-95 and was designed by William Schickel in the Neo-Renaissance style. It was originally planned to be a manufacturing an workshop building, but the use was changed to an office building before construction began. The site, which was purchased in 1893, was originally the Belmost Mansion, an the new builing was erected by the estate of Henrietta Constable, daughter of Aaron Arnold an the wife of James M. Constable. Arnold and Constable were partners in the Arnold Constable & Company Dry Goods Emporium on East 19th Street between Fifth and Broadway, to which this building was connected internally. The Constable Builing is located within the Ladies' Mile Historic District. (Source: "NYCLPC Ladies' Mile Historic District Designation Report, volume 1") 

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