New York’s Fifth Avenue! The place where the richest families in America would come to flaunt their wealth and outdo one another! The place where grandiose mansions were built, and a robust culture of pomp, fanfare, and glamour was established.
Today, we are taking you on a trip to New York City. But not just anywhere in New York City. Today, we’re taking you straight to 5th Ave. An avenue known for hosting some of the most moneyed families in American history, so much so, that for a period of time it was called Millionaire’s Row.
Located on Manhattan Island, along midtown 5th Ave, well into the eastern borders of Central Park, Millionaire’s Row got its start in the mid-1800s, when it became trendy for the wealthy to build their mansions close to the Astors on 5th Ave and 34th street. It wasn’t until the later part of the century when the millionaires further ventured into midtown and then further up into the Upper East Side, that the avenue was coined the term “Millionaire’s Row”.
Today, though still a very wealthy part of Manhattan, Billionaire’s Row is now center stage, and much of the extravagant homes have been demolished. However, there are a few that still remain standing. And if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, you’re welcome to come along with us on our tour of the most memorable, most outstanding mansions that existed in the history of this most swanky avenue .
Our tour will start in midtown Fifth Ave, taking you all the way into the Upper East Side to a section they call Carnegie Hill.
So without further ado, here are the 11 Most Opulent Mansions on Millionaire's Row!
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