Friday, July 16, 2010
The W. A. Salomon Town House 1020 Fifth Avenue & 83rd St.
One of my favorite Fifth Avenue Mansions. A very little known house that, from the outside, looks dull and dreary.The inside, however, is all marble, gilt, crystal and opulence. The layout couldn't be better than a Hollywood movie set of a Fifth Avenue Mansion. It has it all!
Mr. Salomon died in 1919, and, after the dispersal of his fine art and antiques collection, the house was demolished in 1924. Today, on the site of 1020 Fifth Avenue is now one of Fifth Avenue's finest apartment buildings, which was designed by Warren & Wetmore. More pictures to come. Click HERE to see 1st and 2nd floor stairhall. Click HERE to see the 2nd floor Master Bedroom.
In an Earlier Time of Boom and Bust, Rentals Also Gained Favor, New York Times
William A. Salomon Obituary, New York Times