The William A. Clark Mansion, New York City   | More here: http://mylusciouslife.com/historical-books-reading-list-british-american-social-history/

The William A. Clark Mansion, New York City | More here: http://mylusciouslife.com/historical-books-reading-list-british-american-social-history/

A close-up view, of the Gilded Age NYC mansion of society member, "The" Mrs. Caroline Astor ~ Location: 5th Avenue at 65th Street, built in c.1893. This photo taken in c.1929. ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: Gotham Magazine - Via: Getty images)

A close-up view, of the Gilded Age NYC mansion of society member, "The" Mrs. Caroline Astor ~ Location: 5th Avenue at 65th Street, built in c.1893. This photo taken in c.1929. ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: Gotham Magazine - Via: Getty images)

Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence | New York, NY. The entrance court and gates were added in an 1894 expansion of the Vanderbilt residence which made it the largest urban residence in America. The iron gates shown here were later removed and placed as an entrance to Central Park.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence | New York, NY. The entrance court and gates were added in an 1894 expansion of the Vanderbilt residence which made it the largest urban residence in America. The iron gates shown here were later removed and placed as an entrance to Central Park.

In 1899 Cornelius died and his wife Alice Gwynne received a $7 million trust fund, the New York City Mansion and the Breakers cottage in Newport. For years alice resided gloomily in her two homes. wearing nothing but black and pearls To run the 137 room Mansion in New York City took 37 servants, In 1925 Alice sold the home for $7 million dollars to Bergdorf-Goodman which demolished it and built a department store which still occupies the spot today.

In 1899 Cornelius died and his wife Alice Gwynne received a $7 million trust fund, the New York City Mansion and the Breakers cottage in Newport. For years alice resided gloomily in her two homes. wearing nothing but black and pearls To run the 137 room Mansion in New York City took 37 servants, In 1925 Alice sold the home for $7 million dollars to Bergdorf-Goodman which demolished it and built a department store which still occupies the spot today.

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