Mansions of 5th Avenue - The Gilded Age

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Moorish Smoking Room, The Worsham-Rockefeller House. New York, built circa 1864–65, remodeled circa 1881, during the Gilded Age. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and John D. Rockefeller III

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Grand staircase at the W. A. Salomon Town House 1020 Fifth Avenue & 83rd St.

The W. A. Salomon Town House 1020 Fifth Avenue & 83rd St.

One of my favorite Fifth Avenue Mansions. A very little known house that, from the outside, looks dull and dreary.The inside, however, is all marble, gilt, crystal and opulence. The layout couldn't be better than a Hollywood movie set of a Fifth Avenue Mansion. It has it all! Mr. Salomon died in 1919, and, after the dispersal of his fine art and antiques collection, the house was demolished in 1924. Today, on the site of 1020 Fifth Avenue is now one of Fifth Avenue's finest apartment…

Grand Salon, Cornelius Vanderbilt II house, 1894, at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Salon designed by Jules Allard et Fils.
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Riverside Drive at the corner of West 107th Street. [Morris] Shinasi residence, general view from S.W. Corner. 1910
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Dining room, William H. Vanderbilt house, at 51st and Fifth Avenue.
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1028 Fifth Avenue, once home of Florence Twombly Burden (daughter of Florence Vanderbilt Twombly) Cousin, Cousine - The Myriad Manhattan Residences of the Eight Vanderbilt Siblings’ Children Part 2: The Children of William K. Vanderbilt a...
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Myriad Manhattan Residences of the Vanderbilt Cousins Part 2: The Children of William K. Vanderbilt and Florence Vanderbilt Twombly —

The first part of my series on the homes of the children of the eight famed Vanderbilt siblings Ilooked at those owned by the offspring of the eldest brother and sister, Cornelius and Margaret . This second installment will focus on the children of the two next in line chronologically, Wi

East 70th Street. Frick residence, detail end of colonnade. 1915
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East 70th Street and Fifth Avenue. H.C. Frick residence, detail of S.W. corner of art gallery colonnade. 1915
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The W. A. Salomon Town House 1020 Fifth Avenue & 83rd St.

One of my favorite Fifth Avenue Mansions. A very little known house that, from the outside, looks dull and dreary.The inside, however, is all marble, gilt, crystal and opulence. The layout couldn't be better than a Hollywood movie set of a Fifth Avenue Mansion. It has it all! Mr. Salomon died in 1919, and, after the dispersal of his fine art and antiques collection, the house was demolished in 1924. Today, on the site of 1020 Fifth Avenue is now one of Fifth Avenue's finest apartment…

Mrs. William W. Sherman's townhouse at 838 Fifth Avenue (Far Left) stands imposingly along with other surviving private residences along Fifth Avenue, battling against massive commercial invasion. To the far right stands the Edwardian/Georgian townhouse of Miss Julia Berwind, the only home in this picture still standing. Circa 1940's.
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Mrs. William W. Sherman's townhouse at 838 Fifth Avenue (Far Left) stands imposingly along with other surviving private residences along Fifth Avenue, battling against massive commercial invasion. To the far right stands the Edwardian/Georgian townhouse of Miss Julia Berwind, the only home in this picture still standing. Circa 1940's.

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Fifth Avenue looking north from 51st Street
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Fifth Avenue: 1908 high-resolution photo

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