574 Sixth Avenue Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

574 6th Avenue

ARCHITECT: Simeon B. Eisendrath

DATE: 1903-04

Chelsea Manhattan

Designated 8/14/1990

The 574 Sixth Avenue Building is representative of the developmental history of Sixth Avenue in the ladies’ Mile area of Sixth Avenue during a resurgence of retail activity around the turn of the century. The building, a small commercial palace, exhibits many features found in the design of larger commercial buildings of the period, including an overtly commercial base and mezzanine level and upper stories displaying a cellular wall treatment which emphasizes the structure of the brick building. The architect topped the rationally designed facades with a crowning exuberant cornice, which, combined with the large windows on the Sixth Avenue facade, seem to suggest a glittering jewel-box.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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