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Monday, December 21, 2009

The Historic Scribner Building, Fifth Avenue

Scribner's Building, NYC
Photo by myself in Midtown, around Fifth Avenue and 48th Street.

Built in 1893, this historic building once housed the publishing house, Scribner's. The lower floor has a high, arched ceiling.

Sephora, the cosmetics store, is located behind a quaint wall of glass.

Related posts: Making an Entrance, in Midtown, Outside Mxyplyzyk, in the Village and The Walls have Ears.


Birdman said...

The yellow light just adds to this one.

Washington said...

Seems to be very fancy! Love the high ceiling. What are those vehicles on the street? Looks like the indian rickshaws.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Thanks for pointing out the arched ceilings inside. I was so impressed with the exterior that I would not have noticed. Your photo, as always, capture the essence.

Susu Paris Chic said...

Quaint it truly is! Inviting you in... softy and sweetly!

Ken Mac said...

you've captured the light well

Louis la Vache said...

Sephora, as you probably know, is a French company. Their flagship store on the Champs-Elysées is amazing. Is this their New York flagship store?

Kitty said...

Hi Birdman
I agree, the yellow glow is quite nice, especially on a cold day.

Hi Washington
Yes they're NYC equivalents of rickshaws. We call them 'pedicabs', in that they are powered by someone's feet (not that they involve a pedicure).

I see people taking pedicab rides a lot. They don't look particularly safe though, and some normal taxi cabs can be very aggressive.

Thanks Brenda!

Hi Susu
I thought you'd like such a building - it's stylish and feminine, as to your taste!

Thanks Ken!

Hi Louis
Silly me, I thought Sephora was an American phenomenon. In all, a brilliant idea, no?

I'm not sure there is a Sephora flagship store. There are many around town in Soho, Midtown, etc., and all are very generously sized. This one is one of the fancier ones.

Hotels New York said...

Hey there, yes i walked by yesterday and ever wondered what it is inside these building...now i know it thanks^^...I only have a few days left because I have to travel around to write hotel reviews for a website. best, Michi

Anonymous said...

This beautiful building was desinged by Ernest Flagg and built in 1912 & opened in 1913