Photographic Copper Plate of the Carnegie Mansion

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Photographic Copper Plate of the Carnegie Mansion

 

 

Title:
Photographic Copper Plate of the Carnegie Mansion
Abstract:
Andrew Carnegie's first residence was in the St. Nicholas hotel near City Hall park; then he moved to the Windsor Hotel at Fifth Avenue and 46th Street, and after his marriage in 1887 moved again to 5 West 51st Street. In 1898 he purchased land on Fifth Avenue and 90th Street, further north than most mansions, and asked his architects Babb, Cook & Willard for the "most modest, plainest, and most roomy house in New York." It was also the first American residence to have a steel frame and among the first to have a private Otis Elevator and central heating. The Carnegies moved into their new home in 1903.
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation of New York Records
Archival Context:
Series X. Graphic Materials. X.F. Photographic Plates. Box no. 4
Subjects:
Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.); New York (N.Y.); Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
Format:
photographs
Genre:
photographs
Date:
[between 1898 and 1919]
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-xm3q-xr88