This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.

This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

Gilded Age era, in NYC. Head waiter at Sherry's Restaurant, c.1902. A popular eatery for the "400", high society of the era. ~ {cwl}

Gilded Age era, in NYC. Head waiter at Sherry's Restaurant, c.1902. A popular eatery for the "400", high society of the era. ~ {cwl}

America's Gilded Age era - Ladies Book of Etiquette, c.1872. Authored by, Florence Hartley.  Lee & Shepard, publisher's - New York. ~~ {cwl} ~~ (Image: Hesperus Press)

America's Gilded Age era - Ladies Book of Etiquette, c.1872. Authored by, Florence Hartley. Lee & Shepard, publisher's - New York. ~~ {cwl} ~~ (Image: Hesperus Press)

Chicago's Greatest Surviving Gilded Age Mansions, Mapped

Chicago's Greatest Surviving Gilded Age Mansions, Mapped

Chicago's Greatest Surviving Gilded Age Mansions (Chicago Pin of the Day,

*You MUST watch the video!!** Belcourt, Newport-Incredible restoration of a Gilded Age mansion.

Gilded Age - restored mansion edition.

*You MUST watch the video!!** Belcourt, Newport-Incredible restoration of a Gilded Age mansion.

How the Other Half Lived During Gilded Age 1.0 -- NYMag

How the Other Half Lived During NYC’s Last Gilded Age

How the Other Half Lived During Gilded Age 1.0 -- NYMag

An American Gilded Age view of: pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, located on Fifth Avenue, in front of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, c.1905. ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: MCNY)

An American Gilded Age view of: pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, located on Fifth Avenue, in front of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, c.1905. ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: MCNY)

Circa 1880.  Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City Nothing to do with clothes just love the interior!!

Circa 1880. Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City Nothing to do with clothes just love the interior!!

The Gilded Age Era: The Astor Double Mansion on Fifth Avenue: the stairwell down which Mrs Caroline Astor fell

The Gilded Age Era: The Astor Double Mansion on Fifth Avenue: the stairwell down which Mrs Caroline Astor fell

For a glamorous touch inspired by Art Deco glitz and Gilded Age elegance, the wedding specialists at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples recommend presenting your guests with a sparkling champagne tower as the cake is served.

For a glamorous touch inspired by Art Deco glitz and Gilded Age elegance, the wedding specialists at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples recommend presenting your guests with a sparkling champagne tower as the cake is served.

Bronze metallic hair accessories with gilded butterflies and Swarovski crystals and pearls. Luxurious statement headpieces for couture weddings, by The Honeycomb: http://thehoneycombshop.com/product-category/gilded-age/

Bronze metallic hair accessories with gilded butterflies and Swarovski crystals and pearls. Luxurious statement headpieces for couture weddings, by The Honeycomb: http://thehoneycombshop.com/product-category/gilded-age/

Unseen images from the Gilded Age of New York: Book opens doors to the mansions and lifestyles of the city's first millionaires (click through for more photos)

Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

Unseen images from the Gilded Age of New York: Book opens doors to the mansions and lifestyles of the city's first millionaires (click through for more photos)

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