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640 Fifth Ave | New York, NY. Then the residence of Frederick W. Vanderbilt (c. 1905).


Twin Mansions | William H. Vanderbilt Residences. Twin Brown Buildings -- 3 residences total -- 640 & 642 Fifth Ave, and 2 West 52nd St., NYC. Designed by John Butler Snook as homes for Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vanderbilt I and daughters Emily Vanderbilt [Mrs. William Douglas] Sloane and Margaret Vanderbilt [Mrs. Elliott Fitch] Shepard. 640 Fifth Ave. was later the residence of Capt. and Mrs. [Grace Wilson] Cornelius Vanderbilt III.


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


Petit Chateau was a Châteauesque mansion at 660 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City. It was built for William Kissam Vanderbilt & Alva Vanderbilt from 1878 to 1882. Determined to make her mark in New York society, Alva Vanderbilt worked with the architect, Richard Morris Hunt, to create the French Renaissance-style chateau. It was sold to a real-estate developer in 1926 & demolished. In a draft of her memoirs, Alva, then Mrs. Belmont, merely noted the demolition in passing.

from Curbed NY

Looking Back at Manhattan's Lost Gilded Age Mansions

Probably my most favorite house that ever existed in New York, then or since. 660 Fifth Avenue, the home of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt.


Virginia Fair Vanderbilt House | New York, NY. Construction (1905-1907) underway on the residence of Mr. & Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr. at 666 Fifth Ave. On the left, Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt's "Petit Chateau."


640, 645 & 647 Fifth Ave and Petit Chateau | New York, NY. Left: twin mansions (aka Triple Palace) residences William H. Vanderbilt built for himself and his two daughters Emily (Mrs. William Douglas Sloane) and Margaret (Mrs. Elliott Fitch Shepard). Right: Petit Chateau built by Vanderbilt's son W. K. Vanderbilt. Petit Chateau demolished in 1926; Marble Twins demolished 1947.


Cornelius Vanderbilt's mansion. 1900. This was on Grand Army Plaza across from the Plaza Hotel.


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)


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