666 Fifth Avenue

another angle of 666 Fifth Avenue designed by Stanford White and completed a little after his death in 1908 and demolished in the late 1920s. Built for William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and Virginia Fair Graham

  • foxylady's stardust (From here to Ipernity) 6y

    Thank you for sharing this lovely shot.

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  • Equinox27 6y

    That didn't last long! They should have put it out in the country like George did and it would still be standing. Maybe it was that 666 in the address!
  • Chauncy.Primm 6y

    unfortunately no matter where it would have been built, it would have been a precarious situation because the relentless commercial and residential development from the 40s to the 90s would have caught up to it.
  • sftrajan 5y

    survived only about 20 years- that's interesting........
  • Cesar Romero Robles 5y

    The bldg. to the right of the mansion was Brewster & Co., automobiles & carriages.
  • Chauncy.Primm 5y

    that was replaced with a gothic building about 5 stories high unless that is what you are referencing
  • Muscle Builder 5y

    Wow ... I've never seen 666 .... 660, the home of William Sr. and Alva, always gets better press! Kudos to you.
  • Chauncy.Primm 5y

    its one of those small wonders that fades out into oblivion
  • gskriptorium 5y

    hey what about this building? it is evil?' looks wonderful
  • Chauncy.Primm 5y

    It looks forboding , but no it and its neighbor were on double lots and that's just the numbers they chose.
  • sftrajan 5y

    Virginia Fair Vanderbilt was daughter of San Francisco / Nevada "Silver King" mining magnate and U.S. senator James Graham Fair (1831-1894),
    on the site is a big skyscraper also called 666 Fifth Avenue. "One of its most famous exterior features was the prominent 666 address emblazoned on the top of the building." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/666_Fifth_Avenue
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