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Alva Vanderbilt's Party of the Century

March 26, 1883

“Petit Chateau” – 660 Fifth Ave @ 52nd Street

When Alva Vanderbilt built a home, she built a castle, and when she threw a housewarming party, it was the party of the century. 700 more words


Alva Vanderbilt's "Petit Chateau"

Completed 1882
Demolished in 1926
Architect Richard Morris Hunt
660 5th Ave at W 52nd Street

If you found yourself back in the 1880s and were standing at the corner of West 52nd Street and Fifth Ave, you’d be in awe of the massive castle-like white limestone structure modestly referred to as “Petit Chateau.” The mansion was built as the home of William Kissam Vanderbilt and his wife Alva. 632 more words


Vanderbilt's 5th Ave Triple Palace

Completed 1881
Demolished 1945

A stretch of Fifth Ave from 52nd to 58th street has the moniker of Vanderbilt Row. Although now mostly gone and forgotten, it was once upon a time lined with glorious mansions which belonged to the Vanderbilt family. 915 more words


Manhattan streets grid

It is actually very easy to find your way in Manhattan. Even though it seems complicated. Walking through Manhattan I saw a lot of tourists trying to find their way with maps or smart phones in their hands. 716 more words

Beautiful Destinations

Dreams at Saks 5th Ave

Disclaimer: None of these pictures are mine, all credit goes to their proper owner. I am not getting paid to promote any of these places, hotels, or shows. 495 more words