Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1028 Fifth Avenue

The Jonathan Thorne residence designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1901 at 1028 Fifth Avenue and East 84th Street in New York City.  Click HERE for more on the Thorne residence.  Today the house is part of the Marymount School, click HERE to see 1028 Fifth Avenue on google street view.  Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.


Anonymous said...

The Thorne residence is part of a complete residential block fronting fifth that makes me long to see the entire avenue in its heyday. The daytonian in manhattan blog is a treat to follow as much as beyond the gilded age.

Anonymous said...

Marymount has managed to grow their facility well within the three buildings, including the Thorne residence, retaining much of the former interiors. Notable is the uniformity created when subsequent builders extended the roofline, cornices & rustication of the first home creating a nicely refined, harmonious row. I wish a majority of architects today could mimic such deference.

archibuff said...

A beautiful, restrained and well detailed townhouse by Gilbert. As seen in the contemporary photo from the link, the cohesive harmony created by subsequent builders following the architectural lines of the Thorne residence is indeed wonderfully elegant, unifying the entire residential group.