West 24th Street between Sixth and Fifth Avenues
The south side of this block is within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, while the north side remains unprotected. Walking west toward Sixth Avenue, there are two 1850s rowhouses that stand as reminders of the neighborhood’s early residential character. Number 7 (c. 1857-58) and number 17 (c. 1850-51) were designed in the Italianate style popular at that time. The Renaissance Revival style loft building at number 49 (Hill & Stout, 1908) features interesting brick coloration and moldings. Across the street is the imposing Masonic Hall (Harry P. Knowles, 1907-09), within the historic district. Its grand exterior gives way to lavish interiors, as well.