Mansion of Charles Schwab, president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It occupied an entire city block. Meanwhile, Bethlehem Steel's factories were death traps for many workers.
Cornelius Vanderbilt II purchased and demolished 3 brownstone houses on the southwest corner of Street and Avenue in preparation for his new mansion. His wife was instrumental in the extravagance–it was “common belief that Alice Vanderbilt set o