It's hard to imagine the corner of 8th Street and Fifth Avenue without the beautiful art-deco masterpiece that sits at 1 Fifth Avenue today. We recently stumbled upon this fascinating history lesson in the blog Daytonian in New York and had to share. Long before people were living in the current 27-story structure (erected in 1927), a charming four-story, brick building played host to some of the City's elite. In the 1800s this little building, by today's standards, was considered one of the most elegant homes in New york. From dignitaries, to businessmen, it saw its fairshare of famous faces walk through its doors. It even housed the Misses Greens School, considered one of the premier girls schools in New York. That's quite a history!
To learn more about the history and residents of 1 Fifth Avenue, be sure to check out the piece in Daytonian in New York.