National Geographic : 1929 Nov
Once an address of social distinction... now one of business success IN THE gay nineties, "200 Fifth Avenue" was known throughout the world of fash ion, here and abroad. There stood the smart Fifth Avenue Hotel. Today, on this site, stands The Fifth Avenue Building, a buying center of the modern world. The transition to business has increased the prestige of this address. Buyers from every state and from distant countries com plete many of their seasonal requirements -on one buying trip-in The Fifth Ave nue Building. Here are the offices and dis play rooms of leading manufacturers. Glass ware, pottery, toys, greeting cards, stationery, novelties, fine laces, men's wear, women's wear, and kindred lines are represented in almost in finite variety. £ Situated at the intersection of two great avenues of commerce, Broad way and Fifth Avenue, The Fifth Avenue Building is in the heart of New York business. The shopping district is a few minutes in one direction, the financial district in another. Grand Central Station is thirteen minutes by subway, the Pennsyl vania Station, ten. Busses, surface cars, a subway entrance are at the door. An ele vated line is within a block. With an address so familiar, so conve nient, it is no wonder that successful busi ness comes to The Fifth Avenue Building. When you are in New York, ask us to show you through this building. lHE FIFTH LVENUE Broadway and Fifth Avenue at Madison Square, IUILDNG New York "More than an office building"