Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN | The private research university is so named to recognize Consuelo Vanderbilt's Great Grandfather Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt. The family's patriarch, who made his wealth in shipping and rail, provided Vanderbilt its initial one million dollar endowment despite having never been to the South.
The double mansions of William H. Vanderbilt and family between 51st and 52nd Streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue, completed in 1881. On the next block is the limestone mansion of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt. The brownstones beyond were soon replaced with three more Vanderbilt houses. (New York Social Diary)
The William H. Vanderbilt Family at home (oil on canvas, 1873) pictured in the Vanderbilt house on 40th Street and Fifth Avenue (now part of The New York Public Library). Florence Vanderbilt (later Twombly), then age 19, is fifth from the left, wearing yellow.