The double mansions of William H. Vanderbilt and family between 51st and 52nd Streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue, completed in 1881. On the next block is the limestone mansion of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt. The brownstones beyond were soon replaced with three more Vanderbilt houses. (New York Social Diary)

The double mansions of William H. Vanderbilt and family between and Streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue, completed in 1881

Cornelius Vanderbilt II house, largest home ever in New York City. Vanderbilt houses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cornelius Vanderbilt II House, Largest Private Mansion in New York (inspiration for Eleonora's mansion).

vanderbilt 5th avenue homes picture | Grand Salon, Cornelius Vanderbilt II house, 1894, at Fifth Avenue and ...

Gilded Age Drawing room, of the William H. Vanderbilt mansion, at and Fifth Avenue, NYC.

The Vanderbilt Houses, Fifth Avenue, New York  19th century

William Henry Vanderbilt, I Margaret Vanderbilt [Mrs. William Douglas] Sloane 3 Townhouses ["The Triple Palace"] 640 & 642 Avenue and 2 West Street, New York, NY John Butler Snook, Architect

Herter Brothers (1864–1906). Console from the drawing room of the William H. Vanderbilt House, 1879-82. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jan and Warren Adelson, 2013 (2013.956a, b) | This work is featured in the “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age” exhibition, on view through May 1, 2016. #GildedAgeFurniture

The exhibition "Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age" reveals the most sumptuous moment in late nineteenth-century America—a period known as the Gilded Age—through the work of some of the most noted design firms at the time.

Bronze door entrance to the American Gilded Age - NYC mansion of, socialite William Henry Vanderbilt. It was located at, 640-642 Fifth Ave. ~  {cwlyons} ~ (Original image from:  "Mr. Vanderbilt's House and Collection", c.1883).

Entrance and bronze doors, from the William Henry Vanderbilt - Gilded Age, NYC mansion. ~ Original image from: "Mr. Vanderbilt's House and Collection", ~~ {cwl}

The William H. Vanderbilt Family at home (oil on canvas, 1873) pictured in the Vanderbilt house on 40th Street and Fifth Avenue (now part of The New York Public Library). Florence Vanderbilt (later Twombly), then age 19, is fifth from the left, wearing yellow.

The William H. Vanderbilt Family at home (oil on canvas, pictured in the Vanderbilt house on Street and Fifth Avenue (now part of The New York Public Library). Florence Vanderbilt (later Twombly), then age is fifth from the left, wearing yellow.

William K. Vanderbilt house, 1882, designed by Richard Morris Hunt, at 52nd and Fifth Avenue; photographed by Robert Bracklow circa 1900.

William K. Vanderbilt house, designed by Richard Morris Hunt, at and Fifth Avenue; photographed by Robert Bracklow circa Photo by Courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York/The Monacelli Press

Once the home of Frederick Vanderbilt, (It now houses the Versace store). The only Vanderbilt house on Fifth Avenue between 51st and 58th Streets that is still standing.  All the others have been demolished.

Once the home of Frederick Vanderbilt, (It now houses the Versace store). The only Vanderbilt house on Fifth Avenue between and Streets that is still standing. All the others have been demolished.

5th Avenue and 59th Street, Cornelius Vanderbilt House - Museum of the City of New York

The NewYorkologist: Vanderbilt Mansion at Fifth Avenue and Street, New York, 1900 In the summer of 1961 this mansion was used to process Hungarian Refugees who were escaping a revolution in their country.

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