Fifth Avenue Houses
Berenice Abbott ( American, 1898 - 1991 )
- 1936, print 1983
The following is the caption by Elizabeth McCausland accompanying the original 1939 edition of Berenice Abbott's Changing New York publication.
"Built in the mid-eighties for three Rhinelander daughters, the houses at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street present a rising curve of elegance. Henry J. Hardenbergh, architect of the old Waldorf-Astoria, the Hotel Albert and the Third Avenue Car Barns, designed all three. No. 8 was once the home of the art collection which formed a part of the original Metropolitan Museum of Art."
Elizabeth McCausland, caption for “Fifth Avenue, nos. 4, 6, 8,” in New York in the Thirties [former titled: Changing New York], (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1973; New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,1939), plate 48 (np).
The New York Public Library Digital Collections
Explore the archive of images from Berenice Abbott's Changing New York project at the New York Public Library.
Museum of the City of New York
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National Museum of Women in the Arts
Read a brief biography of Berenice Abbott from NMWA.
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Check out the residence and studio of Berenice Abbott and her partner Elizabeth McCausland.