Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vanderbilt 1940's, 50's, NYT,

June 27, 1932, New York Times, Gay Crowds Swarm in Chicago Lobbies; by F. Raymond Daniell, The Mayor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. were members of a dancing party at the ...The former ] tabloid publisher, it was said, mani his heavy responsibilities ...

November 22, 1945, Mansion Being Razed; Wrecking Crews Demolishing Former Vanderbilt Home, Former 5th Av mansion being razed.

December 1, 1945, New York Times, Painting Presented to Armory; Gives Battle of Rezonville painting to 7th Rgt Armory

July 21, 1946, New York Times, Vanderbilt Mansion on 5th Ave. to Give Way To 19-Story, $4,000,000 Collier's Building; The Vanderbilt mansion at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-first Street, one of the last landmarks to recall the days when the city's present shopping center was a street of elaborate residences, has given way

January 12, 1947, New York Times, Sky Scraper to Rise on Vanderbilt Site; Metropolitan Life Gets Ruling Insurance Firms Can Build on Leased Property, ALBANY, Jan. 11 -- Attorney General Nathaniel L. Goldstein, in an opinion submitted to the Superintendent of Insurance today, paved the way for post-war construction by Insurance companies on leased properties.

September 18, 1947, Vanderbilt Home Being Torn Down; 5th Avenue Mansion Will Be Replaced With 19-Story Business Structure Wrecking crews yesterday started tearing down the sturdy brick walls of the old Vanderbilt mansion at the northwest corner of Fifty-first Street and Fifth Avenue.

September 29, 1947, New York Times, Farewell, Old Friend, It stood, until a few days ago, as it had stood for more than threescore years -- brown and solid and foursquare, on the northwest corner of Fifty-first Street and Fifth Avenue -- the last of the great Vanderbilt mansions on the lordly thoroughfare that epitomized their New York of multiplying...

October 1, 1947, New York Times, National City Bank Plans Large Space In Building on Vanderbilt Mansion Site; The National City Bank of New York announced yesterday that it will move its Rockefeller Center branch from 9 West Fifty-first Street to the new building which the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will erect on the site of the Vanderbilt mansion at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-first Street.

January 8, 1953, New York Times, Mrs. C. Vanderbilt Dies at Home Here; Leader of New York, Newport Society for Many Years Was Hostess to Royal Figures, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, still recognized as the leader of New York and Newport society although inactive in recent years, died of pneumonia last night at her home, 1048 Fifth Avenue. She was believed to have been in her eighty-third year.

January 9, 1953, New York Times, Topics of The Times Our city scout has been having another look at Fifth Avenue -- starting at his favorite spot, the Plaza, and taking in the prospect of the Park, which at the moment of his inspection had just got spread over its wintry blanket -- gone a bit dingy -- a fresh sheet of snow, dazzling white in the...January 20, 1948,

January 11, 1953, New York Times, 400 at Rites OIfRI M, ns. 0. Vanderbilt; Society, Civic Leaders Attend St. Thomas' Service Here Burial in 'Staten Island',

January 14, 1953, New York Times, Mrs. Vanderbilt's Will; Estate of Less Than $2,000,000 Is Left to Son and Daughter

February 5, 1953, New York Times, Beaulieu is on Market; Vanderbilt Summer Home in Newport to Be Sold, Newport, RI, estate 'Beaulieu' up for sale

November 1, 1953, New York Times, 37,000 Visit Mansion; at Attendance Record Set in '53 Vanderbilt Home in Newport Newport (RI) Preservation Soc rept on visitors to mansion, The Breakers

February 19, 1955, New York Times, Vanderbilt Estate Two Million, Vanderbilt, (Mrs) Cornelius; estate tax appraisal

May 16, 1955, New York Times, Terminal Statue Is Cleaned, 12-ft statue of Commodore Vanderbilt on S front of terminal cleaned 1st time in 25 yrs

July 10, 1955, New York Times, Breakers Ball Given in Newport; 700 Guests Attend Event at Vanderbilt Palace--French Fleet's Landing Marked NEWPORT, R.I., July 9-- The largest social event in many years took place here tonight when more than 700 guests attended the Breakers Ball. It marked a high spot of the 175th anniversary observance this week-end of the landing of Count de Rochambeau and the French fleet.

January 16, 1956, New York Times, About New York; Dawn Patrol of Gas Burners Busy on 3d Ave. --Vanderbilt Items Appraised, by Meyer Berger, A CURIOUS dawn patrol works through the quiet hours' along Third Avenue these days, burning off residues of artificial gas in areas converting to the use of natural gas.

April 24, 1956, New York Times, Mrs. Gabaldoni Wed in Jersey; Descendant of Commodore Vanderbilt Is Married to McCauley Conner,

June 12, 1956, New York Times, Countess Vita Strachwitz Is Wed In Bavarian Town to Laszlo Hadik,

January 11, 1958, New York Times, George Erickson Engaged to Wed; Descendant of Commodore Vanderbilt Will Be Bride of Sandy Mactaggart,

February 8, 1958, New York Times, Physician Weds Lillian Bostwick; Dr. E. William Davis Jr. and Vanderbilt Descendant Married at St. James',

February 11, 1958, New York Times, VANDERBILT ACRES SOLD; Beaulie Estate in Newport, Bought for $60,000, NEWPORT, R. I., Feb. 10 -- Beaulie, the nine-acre estate with a forty-four-room brick mansion where the late Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt ruled summer society for a quarter century before her death in 1953 was purchased today by Benjamin Coates of Haverford, Pa., and New York for $60,000.

February 18, 1958, New York Times, Miss Vanderbilt is Bride in South; Briarcliff Alumna, Daughter of George Vanderbilt, Wed to Philip H. Brady Jr., L. M. Vanderbilt weds P. H. Brady Jr, Tuesday

July 19, 1958, New York Times, Miss. Bostwick Wed in Vermont To Neurologist; Bride in Shelburne of Dr. Fletcher McDowell of Bellevue Hospital, E Bostwick weds Dr F H McDowell

October 19, 1958, New York Times, Miss Aydelotte, Music Student, To Be Married; Vassar Alumna Fiancee of Gordon L. Mills, a Brokerage Aide Here, G L Mills weds M D Aydelotte

December 7, 1958, New York Times, George W. Vanderbilt 3d Weds Joyce Branning,

June 12, 1959, New York Times, Susan D. Webb Wed in Glen Cove To W.S. Porter; Middlebury Graduates Married in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, The Great-granddaughter S D Webb weds W S Porter

April 16, 1981, New York Times, William H.Vanderbilt, 79, Dead; Former Governor of Rhode Island, by William G. Blair, William Henry Vanderbilt, a former Governor of Rhode Island who was a great-great-grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, the 19th ...

June 4, 1981, New York Times, NOTABLE TURNOUT FOR ANGIER BIDDLE DUKE, by Michael deCourcy Hinds, Franco Rossellini, Thomas W. and Mary Phipps, John V. and Mary Lindsay, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and his wife, Mary Lou; Lonnie and ...

December 21, 1981, New York Times, Aileen M. Farrell Dead at 83 - Founder of Foxhollow ... In 1939, Miss Farrell moved the Foxhollow School to the former estate of the Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt family in Lenox. As the enrollment ...

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