Published by Cedric Benetti
on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 5/01/2010 11:47:00 PM.
In January 1944, Frieda Schiff Warburg, widow of philanthropist Felix Warburg, donated the family mansion as a permanent home for the Jewish Museum, and the site opened to the public in May 1947. Mrs. Warburg had tried to donate the house to a cultural institute but failed and finally sold the mansion in 1941 to developer Henry Kaufman and the architect Emery Roth, who intended to redevelop the site into a into an eighteen-story apartment building. After the developers' plans fell through, the mansion reverted to Mrs. Warburg who donated it to the Jewish Museum. The six-story Gothic Revival mansion, built 1908 to designs by architect Charles P. H. Gilbert. It is located at 5th Avenue and East 92nd Street. The building was expanded in 1963 and 1993.
I am Cedric, discoverer of things that would go unnoticed in the streets of Paris, historic haven of fashionistas and city of lights ('lights' as in 'enlightenment', not street lights).
But seriously: I'm an expat from Luxembourg (the country, not the garden), living in the center of Paris (hence 'Paris 2nd arrondissement'), and currenlty studying architectural history...
places to go and weird stories to know about the city of lights... Improve your brain's useless knowledge parts, impress your neighbors, raise the roof, and anoy your friends with these funny facts and places