George J. Gould House

Coordinates: 40°46′10″N 73°58′09″W / 40.769402°N 73.969113°W / 40.769402; -73.969113

The George J. Gould House was a mansion located at 857 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner of 67th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The home was designed in the French Beaux-Arts style by architect Horace Trumbauer of Philadelphia and constructed in 1906[1] for financier George Jay Gould, the eldest son of railroad magnate Jay Gould.

The George J. Gould House (on the corner), with the Isaac Stern House to its left

The building replaced the Neo-Gothic style Jay Gould House, which was demolished. The new mansion was designed both to complement and outshine the Isaac Stern House that had been erected next door, at 858 Fifth Avenue.

In 1923, the house was bought by Harry Payne Whitney, and in late 1925, it became the residence of his mother-in-law, Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt. After her death in 1934, it was inherited by her youngest child Gladys, Countess Széchenyi.

The site is now occupied by a white brick building completed in 1963, which contains 17 apartments.[2]

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  • Kathrens, Michael C. (2005). Great Houses of New York, 1880-1930. New York: Acanthus Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-926494-34-3.
  • Greg King. The Court of Mrs. Astor In Gilded Age New York. Wiley, 2008.

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