Ladies' Mile Historic District

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Ladies' Mile Historic District
(right to left) Hugh O'Neill's, Adams and Ehrich Brothers dry goods emporia
(right to left) Cammeyer, Alexander, Siegel-Cooper Dry Goods and Price buildings

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.

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Coordinates: 40°44′24″N 73°59′31″W / 40.74000°N 73.99194°W / 40.74000; -73.99194