Gilded Age Mansions of New York

Gilded Age Mansions of 5th Avenue's - Old Money

The Gilded Age Mansions in New York

The Mansion Row - Gilded Age Mansions of UES - Old Money

AN ICONIC - New York City LANDMARK Buildings
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark

A guide to the Gilded Age in New York of the 19th Century, was a period of spectacular architecture, the creation of grandiose public spaces and squares, rich and exquisite mansions and opulent landmark public buildings, as many were shadowed and overpassed for more contemporary architecture most of them as a consequence were demolished because of new way of living and need of space, but the ones that are still standing talks for themselves as the first millionaires mansions and as the most lavishing way of living.

List of Mansions - On the Upper East Side (Old Money) Aka. Carnegie Hill or Yorkville

The Benjamin N. Duke House

Built: 1899 Opened: 1899
Architectural style: Beaux-Arts & French Renaissance (interior)
Architects- Welch, Smith & Provot
This red-brick mansion
Located at 82nd St and 5th Ave.

The Benjamin N. Duke House by Central Park Pedicabs
Photo credit: GPT steps from the MET
First owner was US tobacco titan  Benjamin N. Duke, who purchased it with his wife, Sarah Duke, shortly after it was built. Architectural firm Welch, Smith & Provot was commissioned to design the house by builders Hall & Hall. This Red masion is currently owned by the Maxican richest man Carlos Slim.

Andrew Carnegie Mansion

Opened: 1902
Located on Fifth Avenue Bet 90 & 91st St
Iconic mansion where Andrew Carnegie and his wife, Louise Whitfield Carnegie move to live in at the end of 1902 It was designed by architectural firm Babb, Cook & Willard with the style of an English Georgian country home.

A. Carnegie Mansion
The Carnegie Corporation gave the house and property to the Smithsonian in 1972, and the modern incarnation of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum opened there in 1976.Photo credit: GPT - Guided Pedicab Tours

The Harry F. Sinclair House

The mansion was designed in an eclectic French Renaissance style by C. P. H. Gilbert and built by foreman Harvey Murdock
Opened: 1899
In 1918 the magazineReal estate record and builders' guide described the house as "one of the finest on the avenue” [2] and John Strausbaugh, writing for The New York Times in 2007, described the Sinclair House as a "fairy-tale palace"

The Sinclair House by The executors of the Stuyvesant estate sold the Sinclair House in 1954 to a group of investors,[3] who sold it in 1955 to the Ukrainian Institute of America (UIA) - Photo credit by Tours & Transport

The Plant House

Morgan Freeman Plant

Opened: 1905
Architectural style: Neoclassical - Classical Revival
In 1905, Architect C.P.H Gilbert built this American Renaissance mansion at the corner of 52nd Street and 5th Avenue.
Morgan Freeman Plant mansion, son of the railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant. Today, it’s been converted into the Cartier store.

The Cartier house by NYC Pedicab Tours
The Plant house now serves as the flagship store of Cartier in New York City Photo credit Tours & Transport

William Starr Miller House

Opened: 1914
It was originally constructed for the industrialist William Starr Miller. Miller hired the renowned New York-based, Beaux-Arts architectural firm Carrere and Hastings to design a six-story Louis XIII style townhouse for himself and his family.

William Miller house by NYC Pedicab Tours
Purchased in 1994 by art dealer and museum exhibition organizer Serge Sabarsky and cosmetics billionaire Ronald S. Lauder, the building was fully renovated by German architect Annabelle Selldorf and restored to its original state. It contains the Neue Galerie New York, which opened on November 16, 2001.[1]
The Miller House - Currently the Neue Galerie - Photo-credits -

The Henry Clay Frick House

Architectural Stye: Beaux-Arts
Residence of Henry Clay Frick
Opened: 1914
Henry Clay Frick was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company and played a major role in the formation of the giant Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel and Iron industry.

Photo ref-credit - "NHL nomination for Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Building". National Park Service.
The Frick Collection is an art museum in New York City.

The Cornelius Vanderbilt II

Location: Mansion 742-748 Fifth Ave.
Opened: 1883 Demolished: 1926

Image via Library of Congress The Cornelius Vanderbilt II House was a large mansion built in 1883 at 1 W 57th St

Explore the elegance of 5th Avenue & the Gilded Age Mansions of Millionaire's Row by a Pedicab Tour, our guide will roam, point it out, and stop at famous mansions that display the richest period of the industrialization.
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Article Ref.
1. Goldberger, Paul (November 26, 2001). "A Face-Lift on Fifth". The New Yorker. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
2. Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 101, no. 24 [2622]: [Articles]: June 15, 1918
3. Foley, Maurice (August 21, 1955). "Ukrainians Take Fifth Ave. Mansion". The New York Times.

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