Cornelius Vanderbilt II purchased and demolished 3 brownstone houses on the southwest corner of Street and Avenue in preparation for his new mansion. His wife was instrumental in the extravagance–it was “common belief that Alice Vanderbilt set o
Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion (demolished) formerly at 1 West St, New York City. Architects George B Post and Richard Morris Hunt. Built 1882 with substantial 1894 addition. Demolished Vintage b&w photo.
Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence, New York, NY. On the south end of Grand Army Plaza, the Vanderbilt Mansion (center), largest urban residence in America is dwarfed by The Plaza Hotel which has yet to undergo the addition by Warren and Wetmore.
Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousins and the sons of her Uncle Cornelius Vanderbilt II: Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Reginald C. Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt II and Alfred G. Vanderbilt who had Great Camp Sagamore