Residence of Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Building date: 1879-1883
Photograph date: ca. 1883-ca.1895
Notes: Cornelius Vanderbilt II commissioned architect George B.
Post to build a massive, French Ch‰teau-style mansion on Fifth
Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets, in Manhattan. Post consulted
with Richard Morris Hunt, who built other mansions for the Vanderbilt
family. The building was enlarged and redesigned in 1894, and
demolished in 1927. It was replaced the following year with the
Bergdorf Goodman department store.
Credit Line: Transfer from College of Architecture, Art &