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The Lost Bostwick Mansions -- Nos. 800-801 5th Avenue

Mansions of the Gilded Age: The Duke Semans Mansion on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, NYC

If Old houses could talk, I would sit and listen to their stories...

Huguette Clark, Reclusive Heiress, Dies at 104. She was almost certainly the last link to New York’s Gilded Age, reared in Beaux-Arts splendor in a 121-room Fifth Avenue mansion. by Brown Brothers

Called The Forbidden mansion near Calcutta, India

Gilded Age Mansions Line The Avenue. It is The Only Block in New York City Not Where There Is Not One Commercial Building. This is because of regulations put in place by Henry Cook, allowing no commercial buildings.

The Empire State Building was designed as a Zeppelin docking station...didn't work

The Vanderbilts bought the entire row of houses behind them and brought in George B. Post and Richard Morris Hunt to build them a palace that would occupy the entire block. When it was completed , the chateau would be the largest home ever built in New York City, with 137 rooms, 37 bedrooms, 16 baths, a library, numerous salons, a baronial dining room, smoking room and a magnificent ballroom.