Completed in 1883 by architect George B. Post. An exterior view of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Mansion, located on Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, New York City. Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 - 1877) was president of the New York and Harlem Railroad. The French Chateau-style mansion was one of only three houses on Fifth Avenue to take up an entire block-front (the other two were the Carnegie and Frick residences) .. Demolished 1927.
The Bergdorf Goodman department store was erected on this site in 1928.
Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843-1899) was the oldest son of William
Henry Vanderbilt and the grandson of Commodore Cornelius.
Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his younger brothers, William K. Vanderbilt and Frederick W. Vanderbilt, succeeded their father in managing the family's vast shipping and railroad empire.