Fifth Avenue at Madison Square - 1925


Traffic and buildings on the west side Fifth Avenue, junction of Broadway in the early 20th Century (1925), looking south from Worth Monument at 25th Street. Madison Square Park is to the left. Photograph by Brown Brothers. Source: Photographic views of New York City, from the collections of the New York Public Library. Continue below...


The Flatiron Building, completed in 1902, is on the left, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. The Fifth Avenue Building (200 Fifth Avenue), in the center, was completed in 1909 on the site of the old Fifth Avenue Hotel.

The Worth Monument, with its 51 foot-high obelisk, was dedicated in 1857. It serves as a memorial and burial site of General William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849).

The 16-story building on the right (with sign Marshall Field & Company), on the corner of 24th Street (10 Madison Square West / 1107 Broadway) was erected after demolition in 1915 of the old hotels on the site: the Albemarle, opened in 1860, on the corner of 24th Street, and the Hoffman House, opened in 1864. The building was redeveloped into a 24-story condominium residence, completed in 2016.

The six-story building on the extreme right, partially seen at 1 West 25th Street or 202 Fifth Avenue (now Porcelanosa Building), was erected in 1918 on the site of the old Worth House. More: Madison Square in the 19th century


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