Altman's was one of the first great New York department stores, founded by Benjamin Altman in 1865. Its flagship building, constructed in 1905 at Fifth Avenue and 34th St., was in operation until 1989 and is now a historical landmark.
Appears to retain original wiring which is in need of replacement. Original paint and surface intact. One palm frond attached at back now lacking. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.