Art Deco Architecture
A Classic Example
The Fifth Avenue Building, constructed in 1927, was an “L” shaped brick two part vertical block. Raised pilasters separate the eight-story buildings numerous windows into groups of two and are capped at the roofline with geometric motifs embellished in ornate colored terracotta tile. The main lobby on Fifth Avenue has classic Art Deco features, and the 17th street entrance is notable for its elaborate mosaic pattern over the doorway.