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Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. (But only by accident! His mother was married to the younger son, not the Duke, & went into labor while at a dance there.)


640 5th Avenue at 51st Street. F. W. Vanderbilt house. 1905

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Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

1894, Manhattan: The Vanderbilt Mansion on 5th Avenue, residence of Cornelius Vanderbilt


Twin Mansions | William H. Vanderbilt Residences. Twin Brown Buildings -- 3 residences total -- 640 & 642 Fifth Ave, and 2 West 52nd St., NYC. Designed by John Butler Snook as homes for Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vanderbilt I and daughters Emily Vanderbilt [Mrs. William Douglas] Sloane and Margaret Vanderbilt [Mrs. Elliott Fitch] Shepard. 640 Fifth Ave. was later the residence of Capt. and Mrs. [Grace Wilson] Cornelius Vanderbilt III.


loveisspeed.......: Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England

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17 Beautiful Rooms For The Book-Loving Soul

Or you could read by natural light all day here. | 17 Beautiful Rooms For The Book-Loving Soul


Petit Chateau was a Châteauesque mansion at 660 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City. It was built for William Kissam Vanderbilt & Alva Vanderbilt from 1878 to 1882. Determined to make her mark in New York society, Alva Vanderbilt worked with the architect, Richard Morris Hunt, to create the French Renaissance-style chateau. It was sold to a real-estate developer in 1926 & demolished. In a draft of her memoirs, Alva, then Mrs. Belmont, merely noted the demolition in passing.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II purchased and demolished 3 brownstone houses on the southwest corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in preparation for his new mansion. Description from I searched for this on