Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Enclosed Court Of The Astor Mansion


Above is a photo of the enclosed court of the Fifth Avenue mansion of Col. John Jacob Astor IV, of the fabulously wealthy Astor family. Besides New York City, John had a cottage in Newport RI named "Beechwood", a home on the Hudson named Ferncliff and a residence in Palm Beach. The mansion had formerly been shared with him by his mother, Caroline Astor, the queen of New York City society. After her death he had the house renovated and turned into one residence. The mansion was demolished in 1926. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE BALLARD)

1 comment:

  1. Spectacular light court. The house combined must have been so impressive.

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