Vanderbilt House, The Plaza - Between 1905 and 1916


Vanderbilt House, Grand Army Plaza, looking southwest from 59th Street and 5th Avenue, between 1905 (when the 23-story Gotham Hotel, to the left, opened) and 1916, when the Pulitzer Fountain was installed. Photo by Bain News Service, publisher. Source: Library of Congress.

The original Cornelius Vanderbilt II House was designed by architect George B.Post and built in 1883. It was expanded in 1893 by architect Richard Morris Hunt. Located at 1 West 57th Street, with frontage along Fifth Avenue, from West 57th St. up to West 58th Street. This red brick and limestone chateau, considered to be the largest residence ever built in New York City, was sold in 1926 and demolished to make way for the Bergdorf Goodman department store, completed in 1928.


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Vanderbilt House, The Plaza - Between 1905 and 1916



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