Monday, June 14, 2010
Some Fifth Avenue Mansions
This is a view of Fifth Avenue at 58th Street, looking south and shows the Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion on the right. It is only a partial view, but at the time was considered the largest mansion in New york City. On the left is the block of French style mansions constructed for Mary Mason Jones. Beyond are the St. Regis Hotel and the former Gotham Hotel, now know as the Peninsula Hotel. The Vanderbilt Mansion was demolished in 1926 and replaced by the still standing Bergdorf Goodman Department store and the Jones houses have been replaced with modern skyscapers.