Mansions of Fifth Avenue
About 100 years ago, the cream of New York society began to move to Fifth Avenue north of 59th Street. They built magnificent mansions, many of which are now museums and other cultural institutions. Before long, luxury apartment buildings — mansions in the sky — sprang up alongside the private homes. You’ll be fascinated by these great structures and the people who lived in them.
- The Frick Collection
- Joseph Pulitzer house
- Several early luxury apartment buildings
- Woolworth daughters’ homes
- Several schools housed in former private mansions
- Andrew Carnegie mansion (you may know it by another name).