Monday, November 2, 2009

Buildings play dress up too

I spent the past weekend in NYC for Halloween and discovered that buildings play dress-up too. Faux-Tudor anyone? This just cracked me up in Midtown along 5th avenue! I hope you all had spooky weekends!

4 comments:

Terry said...

In Atlanta, the Shakespeare Tavern is a chunk of Tudor on a funky block. It's right on the money - fun and conveys is purpose.

COCOCOZY said...

This is very amusing! Thanks!

Lauren said...

This made me smile. It's like...stretched out tutor! Totally weird.

bagelbrookefarm said...

While I do not know the complete history of the building, it was for many years the home of the stylish but conservative Finchley men's shop.

The facade has been there at least since the 1950s, and probably for 40 years before that. That part of 5th Avenue was still a low-rise commercial street with stores replacing mansions, and then being themselves replaced by hi-rise buildings from the 1930s to the 1980s as offices moved up 5th and other avenues from 34th Street to 60th, and the elevated transit tracks came down (1950s).