Vintage Images of Fifth Avenue

 

The 5th Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Manhattan. It stretches 10 km from Washington Square to West 143rd Street in Harlem. It has major attractions, hotels, temples, iconic stores and more.

Fifth Avenue first appeared on the Commissioners' Map of 1811, when it was a country road to Yorkville. Construction began in November, 1824, from Art Street (now in Washington Square) to 13th Street.

Later, it became a site of mansions, cultural institutions, fashionable life and luxury hotels. The asphalt pavement was laid down in 1898. In the 20th century, 5th Avenue was full of skyscrapers.

More: Fifth Avenue in the 19th Century

 

Fifth Avenue

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, early 20th century (circa 1912). Published by Detroit Photographic Co.

 

 

200 5th avenue

Madison Square in to the right.

 

 

 

NY Street Scenes

 

Saint Patrick Cathedral

 

Plaza NY

 

 

Central Park and buildings in the east side of Fifth Avenue. In the foreground, roof of the Trump Parc. Photo taken around the 1990s.

 

Knickerbocker Trust Building

 

Waldorf

Waldorf–Astoria in the background.

 

Central Park buildings

 

Sunday Fifth Avenue

 

Fifth Avenue from Start to Finish

 

Fifth Avenue New York City

Old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is on the left.

 

5th Ave buildings

 

Sixty Fifth Street

 

Red Cross Parade

Madison Square in to the right.

 

Central Park

 

Fifth Avenue NYC

Looking north from 42nd Street.

 

 

Vanderbuilt House

 

Plaza Hotel

 

 

Washington Square images

 

Old Buildings NY

 

Traffic NY

 

Crowds NY

 

Sherry Netherland

 

St. Regis Hotel

 

Central Park images

 

Madison Square

 

5th Avenue NYC

Old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is on the left.

 

Old cars Fifth Avenue

 

Wall Street images

 

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Flatiron images

 

Grand Army Plaza Manhattan

 

Empire State Building

 

Marble Collegiate Church

 

People Fifth Avenue

Looking north from Forty-second Street.

 

Central Park

 

Holland House

 

Vintage Images of Fifth Avenue

 

Fifth Avenue 19th Century

 

 

Fifth Avenue

From Grand Army Plaza, with the Vanderbilt House is to the right.

 

 

Antique photographs