Fifth Avenue’s most insane Gilded Age mansion — Ephemeral New York

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On the avenue dubbed the “Millionaire’s Colony” in the late 19th century thanks to its unbroken line of ornate mansions, one house stood out as the most insanely overdone: William A. Clark’s 7-story Beaux Arts house at 77th Street. Finished in 1907 after eight years in the making, “Clark’s Folly,” as it was called, broke […]

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