"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
Devoted to the histories and current state of the great mansions of America's Gilded Age.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

King Lehr & The Gilded Age: Lady Decies

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

A Newport Summer: Nick Mele & Ruthie Sommers.                For more information go to, Amazon Books.                       
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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Fifth Avenue:A Very Social History by Kate Simon
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The Frick Houses

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Monday, November 21, 2022

The Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt Estate, Jericho, Long Island, New York

This once grand estate and mansion is not well documented, and few photos exist. The mansion was owned by Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt and was located at Jericho, Long Island, New York. Designed by architect John Russell Pope circa 1911, the entire estate is now a subdivision, and the mansion was demolished in the 1950’s - early 1960’s. Photo: Courtesy of the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Peacock Point, Lattingtown, Long Island, New York

The Long Island estate  known as Peacock Point was built for Banker, Henry P. Davison in 1914. The prominent architectural firm of Walker & Gillette, was noted for their country houses as well as townhouses for the wealthy "High Society" set of the Gilded Age. The mansion survived until 1963, then was demolished by the family which still retained the estate to live in smaller houses and other outbuildings converted to residential use. This post HERE tells the full story of the property up to the present and also visit, Old Long Island HERE for more photos and History.
Rear Terrace of Peacock Point, Lattintown, Long Island, NY.

The Elegant Inn: The Fabulous Story of The Original Waldorf-Astoria, 1893-1929

The Elegant Inn: The Fabulous Story of The Original Waldorf-Astoria, 1893-1929, by Albin Pasteur Dearing. One of the best books about the history of New York City's premiere Gilded Age Hotel. This book can be purchased HERE at Amazon Books, other online booksellers, used bookstore or obtained from your local library.

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Read more about the original Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, HERE

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Spratt Mansion

LINK Here is a great LINK to the history of the mansion that later became known as, "The Old House", from the 1960's Gothic Soap Opera, "Dark Shadows". http://beingbutmen.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-old-house-residence-of-vampire.html

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Gilded Age Mansion Postcard of the Day

The Marion Davis Beach House, Santa Monica, Califonia

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