7th Avenue in the Penn Station area isn’t landmarked, so there’s not much I can find out about the Manheimer Building, a little 4-story job on 7th near West 32nd. All I know is that it was built around 1910, give or take a year, and in the methods of those times, the architect added little embellishments like terra cotta elements and a wonderfully lettered identification plate.
Manheimer’s descendants are out there someplace, and the Manheimer who built this place did good. It’s always nice to get your name on something other than your tombstone.
There’s another building nearby called the Hellmuth Building, years before Buffy the Vampire Slayer.