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The Last Mansion in New York

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The W. G. Loew House on 56 East 93rd Street was "the last great mansion" in New York City, built in 1931, with "the manners of John Soane". Soanian details include the 3 great arch-headed windows in very shallow reveals of the main floor and the windows cut out of the frieze below the cornice.
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3 Responses to “The Last Mansion in New York”

  1. # Blogger Books,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Wow, that is the last mansion in New York? and to think during the
    Gilded age their were countless mansions in New York, but
    I'am not quite sure?!?

    Merci, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D  

  2. # Blogger Cedric

    Oh I should have been precise earlier, I ment to say that it was the last mansion constructed in NY. Lots of mansions still prevail, yet most of them have been transformed into other institutions. For example this one is now a part of a private school.  

  3. # Blogger Aimee

    WOW! The architecture is incredible. What gorgeous details throughout.

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I just put up a new post...
    Have a great weekend,
    Aimee  

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