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Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, a social leader who had behind her the Vanderbilt name and the Vanderbilt millions.

640 Fifth Ave. | New York, NY. Designed by John B. Snook and decorator C. B. Atwood for William H. Vanderbilt, the "twin mansions" took up the entire block. Wm occupied the southern half; two of his daughters the northern half. Wm.'s home was left to his son George W. Vanderbilt but because G. W. had no sons, it passed to Cornelius Vanderbilt III, eldest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, who had been disinherited by his father. Mrs. C.V. II (Grace Wilson) lived there until 1944. Since demolished.

Another Vanderbilt mansion

One of the bedrooms in Vanderbilt Mansion

Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousins and the sons of her Uncle Cornelius Vanderbilt II: Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Reginald C. Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt II and Alfred G. Vanderbilt.

William Henry Vanderbilt and his sons Cornelius Jeremiah Vanderbilt and George Washington Vanderbilt

640 Fifth Ave. | Japanese Gallery in William H. Vanderbilt's Mansion.

THE VANDERBILT MANSION