Shown not for the sake of the chicken (acknowledged: I've had KFC elsewhere) but for the collision of architectural styles. The building, which enjoys a much broader frontage on 106th St. than these westward views from Third Ave. would suggest, dates back at least to the 1880s. By the turn of the century, when it was variously known as the Disken Building and Disken Hall, it hosted local meetings of a steam engineer's union and of the Great Council of the United States of the Improved Order of Red Men, a secret society whose finances were administered by a Great Keeper of Wampum. Today, in addition to KFC, the building is home to a barber shop, apartments, and artists' studios.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
1922 Third Ave. (at East 106th St.), Manhattan