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Charles M. Schwab house, Riverside Dr. at 74th St, New York City. Maurice Hebert, architect. Image from The American Architect, Nov. 4, 1905.

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.

Caroline Astor Residence, 1893-1926, Richard Morris Hunt, 840 Fifth Avenue at 65th St.

The Astor Double Mansion Overlooking Central Park On a sunny, June day while in Newport Mrs. Caroline Astor offered her friend, .

In The Middle Of A Sea Of Skyscrapers Was Grace Vanderbilt And Her Imposing Mansion, 640 Fifth Avenue

The Gilded Age Era: The Last Vanderbilt Stronghold, 640 Fifth Avenue, The Home of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt New York City

The rise and fall of the Vanderbilt family still pervades American historical lore and the remnants of Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s Fifth Avenue Mansion can still be found throughout Manhattan.

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


275 year-old door flanked by Yew trees, Cotswolds, England