Gladys Deacon – An Eccentric Duchess
Gladys Deacon (40) and Chares Richard John Spencer-Churchill, the 9th Duke of Marlborough (divorced fm Consuelo Vanderbilt) on June 1921. the couple had known each other for 20 years, but the duke's divorce had just been finalized. I married a house not a man," she was quoted as saying
The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion New York City
In 1899 Cornelius died and his wife Alice Gwynne received a $7 million trust fund, the New York City Mansion and the Breakers cottage in Newport. For years alice resided gloomily in her two homes. wearing nothing but black and pearls To run the 137 room Mansion in New York City took 37 servants, In 1925 Alice sold the home for $7 million dollars to Bergdorf-Goodman which demolished it and built a department store which still occupies the spot today.
Sold for $42million - the Gilded Age New York City mansion with seven floors and its own servants' quarters (butler not included)
Sold for $42million - The Gilded Age New York City mansion with seven floors and it's own servants quarters (butler not included). A landmark townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a rare example of the opulent Gilded Age The mansion, located on a tree-lined block of Fifth Avenue, was designed by famed architect Stanford White and built for the banker and railroad tycoon Henry H. Cook.
Once upon a time...Mister J.P. Morgan's house, NY - Madison Ave. & 36th St. His house on Madison Avenue was the first electrically lit private residence in New York. His interest in the new technology was a result of his financing Thomas Edison's Edison Electric Illuminating Company in 1878.
The Gilded Age Era
Above is a photo of the Entrance Hall in the John Jacob Astor IV Mansion in New York City. The Mansion had been built by Richard Morris Hunt for John's mother, Caroline, Queen of New York City Society, as a double palace for her and her son. When she died in 1908, John had the mansion converted into one massive residence. The mansion was demolished around 1926 and replaced with the Temple Emanu-El, New York City's largest synagogue.
The Tiffany Residence at 898 Madison Avenue, New York City. Begun in 1882, it was occupied in 1885 by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his four children. His wife Mary Woodbridge Goddard, died the year before the house was finished...After nearly a half century in the house, Louis Comfort Tiffany died here in 1933. Three years later the family sold the house to a developer and the unique mansion was demolished to make way for a modern apartment building.
The William A. Clark Mansion, New York City
The Gilded Age Era: The William A. Clark Mansion, New York City Senator William A. Clark decided to move his business empire to New York City & felt that townhouses already standing were too shabby for him to live in, so he decided to show everyone how to build a true palace worth living in. Lord, Hewlett & Hull to drew up plans for a massive mansion occupying the corner of 960 Fifth Avenue, which would cost $7 million. Clark sent them to Henri Deglane in Paris for further embellishments.