‘The Lost & Forgotten Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue’ Webinar
Beginning with the first residence erected on the still unpaved street in 1834, Fifth Avenue became the home of Manhattan’s wealthiest citizens — but as the decades progressed, the seemingly endless row of lavish brownstone, marble, and limestone mansions began to be replaced one-by-one by office buildings. This is the story of those long-forgotten mansions and prominent families that once defined New York’s most famous avenue.
Join New York Adventure Club and historian Tom Miller for a digital walk up 19th-century Fifth Avenue, to discover the remarkable homes that once lined the avenue from Washington Square to 53rd Street.
Our virtual lecture and showcase of these mostly-forgotten treasures and their captivating stories will include:
- A historical overview of Fifth Avenue and how it became the most exclusive residential thoroughfare in the city
- A deep dive into the incredible stories surrounding Fifth Avenue’s most famous residences, including the Henry Brevoort mansion (the avenue’s first home, which set the tone of the street for more than a century to come), the picturesque country estate of Waddell Castle, and free-standing Madam Ann Restell mansion (which was shunned by society because of her scandalous profession)
- Popular photographs and paintings of many of these iconic Fifth avenue homes
- A brief Q&A session with Tom Miller — any and all questions about New York’s Gilded Age are welcome!
$10. See you there, virtually!Buy tickets/get more info now