Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

60 East 39th Street

ARCHITECT: John Russell Pope

DATE: 1930-31

STYLE: French Classic

French Classic Manhattan Murray Hill

Designed in the French Classic manner of Louis XV, it reminds us of the small “maison particulier,” such as those which are to be seen at Versailles. Built entirely of stone, it is completely symmetrical except for the rusticated arched doorway set back at the right side of the house. The high French windows, three at each floor, are crowned by attractive keystones and protected by ornamental wrought iron railings. The slate Mansard roof, with its simple segmental arched dormers, is surrounded by a stone balustrade.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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The land that was Robert Murray’s 18th-century country estate became one of the city’s premier residential districts. Primarily constructed between 1853 and the 1920s, the neighborhood’s buildings consist of row houses built in the Italianate and Second Empire styles as well as three apartment buildings,...

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