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   Alexander Turney Stewart

Page entitled : A. T. Stewart merchant prince builder and art patron

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Alexander Turney Stewart dean of New York's merchant princes, builder of department stores and a marble mansion, art collector and patron.


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Alexander Turney Stewart, was now ready to indulge to the luxuries great wealth allowed, and his next major real estate project was consequently a huge private mansion. Built at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th street, the A. T. Stewart Mansion was a landmark marble building of Neo-Babylonian style, with recessed windows and huge Corinthian columns, for which the great merchant doubtlessly found inspiration in his classic studies. At a cost of   ...

 

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