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

Monday, January 2, 2012

Mrs. Astor and The 400

Here is  a great drawing of Mrs. Astor holding court in her mansion on Fifth Avenue.
Click HERE to see her mansion with floor plans and HERE for her ballroom.

3 comments:

march said...

Are there any other interior photos aside from the picture gallery/ballroom you previously posted? A very grand and unique house that allowed for shared reception spaces when a social event took place.

mylittlehousingblog.com said...

Sometimes I like paintings a lot more than old photos. There is something special about it.

Mansions of the Gilded Age, Gary Lawrance, AIA said...

Hi March,

yes, there are lots of pictures. I will post some soon. A great book to get with, many pictures of the house and a great story is, "Great Houses of New York, 1880-1930" by Michael C. Kathrens, Acanthus Press.
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Houses-1880-1930-Domestic-Architecture/dp/0926494341

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