"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.


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.

Anonymous said...

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

Gary Lawrance 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.

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