Scribner Building

Ernest Flagg

Ernest Flagg, the architect, studied in Paris and designed a Beaux Arts building for Fifth Avenue (597 Fifth Avenue) that would be at home in Paris. Home to books for more than 70 years, today a cosmetics chain occupies the building's lower floors while other firms and businesses reside in upper floors.

The word “Scribner” in the side of the building


The top registers with an elaborate dormer in the top center


The lowest floor and entrance



The vaulted ceilings, balcony and ornate ironwork inside this landmark building are original.

Four medallions on the piers between the large bays with busts of printers: Benjamin Franklin, William Caxton, Johann Gutenberg, and Aldus Manutius


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