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Fifth Avenue Châteaux: Fifth Avenue’s Glorious French Mansions During the Gilded Age

New York Chapter

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Please join us for an evening with Gary Lawrance, architect, author, historian and esteemed lecturer, to discuss the French mansions of Fifth Avenue during the Gilded Age.

In a period not so long ago, there were palaces that lined New York’s Fifth Avenue from Washington Square to the upper reaches of the avenue, built by some of the most prominent architects of the day for America’s newly rich Millionaires: the Astors, Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Phipps, Goulds, and many others. While many great fortunes of the time were made in other parts of the country, to be truly recognized as a success, a mansion on New York’s Fifth Avenue was the ultimate accomplishment.

Lecture followed by cocktail reception.

Our Honored Guest:
Architect, author, and historian Gary Lawrance hails from Stony Brook, New York. His firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides design presentations, architectural models, digital renderings, and design development services to architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. He is the creator of two blogs, Mansions of the Gilded Age and Houses of the Hamptons, and the founder of popular Facebook pages Mansions of the Gilded Age and The Gilded Age Society. He also manages two gorgeous Instagram accounts, Mansions of the Gilded Age and The Gilded Age Society.

For more information, please contact fhs@frenchheritagesociety.org.

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FHS Fifth Avenue Chateaux Lecture
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Wednesday, May 3
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street
New York, 10075 United States
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