666 Fifth Ave. | New York, NY. Virginia Vanderbilt Mansion. Built where 2 brownstones once stood and connected to the original William K. Vanderbilt, Sr. mansion beside it. It was demolished to make way for an office building which was itself demolished for the present office building.
Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome (1854-1921) was one of three pretty daughters of financier Leonard Jerome and his wife Clara. She married Lord Randolph Churchill, second son of the Duke of Marlborough. She had two children, Winston Churchill, the future prime minister, and John. She had many affairs during her marriage, including with King Edward VII. After her husband died, she married a man as young as her sons, which was very shocking for the time. She subsequently married an even younger man.