Ladies' Mile Historic District
The Ladies' Mile Historic District was designated in May 1989, by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission to preserve an irregular district of 440 buildings on 28 blocks and parts of blocks in Manhattan, from roughly 15th Street to 24th Street and from Park Avenue South to west of the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue). Community groups such as the Drive to Protect the Ladies' Mile District and the Historic Districts Council campaigned heavily for the status.
Between the Civil War and World War I, the district was the location of some of New York's most famous department stores, including Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, W. & J. Sloane, Arnold Constable, Best & Co., and Bergdorf Goodman. Also included is Daniel H. Burnham's Flatiron Building, at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street; most of the Ladies' Mile Historic District lies within the Manhattan neighborhood named after that building, the Flatiron District.
- Flatiron Building, Broadway and Fifth Avenue at East 23rd Street, 1902-03
- Spero Building, 19-27 West 21st Street, 1907-08
- B. Altman Dry Goods Store 621 6th Avenue, c.1877
- Siegel-Cooper Dry Goods Store 616-632 6th Avenue,1896
- Church of the Holy Communion 49 West 20th Street, 1846
- Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, One Madison Ave., at 23rd St., 1893-1909
- Media related to Ladies' Mile Historic District at Wikimedia Commons
- "The Drive to Protect the Ladies' Mile" (retrieved Sep 3, 2008)
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