Book by Trager, James
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For luxury apartment houses, Park Avenue has few rivals. In this interesting historical and architectural survey of the famed thoroughfare, due attention is paid to the mystique--"more a state of mind"--of the prestigious address. Trager ( West of Fifth ) takes a reader on a tour of the avenue, noting its origin as a legacy of Commodore Vanderbilt and his railroad in the 1850s. Past and present grandeur and the great building boom of the 1920s that produced mansions for the robber barons are noted in a block-by-block travelogue studded with anecdotes of the prominent denizens of the neighborhood. The avenue's less affluent extremities and commercial intrusions are noted, but it is the opulent residential enclave that provides spice. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Park Avenue resident Trager chronicles the development of New York City's fashionable residential street in an understated cry for historic preservation. Trager intertwines histories of the construction and demolition of mansions, apartment houses, office towers, and Grand Central Terminal with capsule social vignettes and/or lists of the people who inhabited these buildings. His block-by-block, building-by-building narrative and name-dropping of famous residents get tedious at times. Detailed maps of the avenue during its transition periods would have helped visualize relationships. Photos not seen. Recommended for strong New York, preservation, or architectural collections.
- Susan Hamburger, Virginia State Lib. & Archives, Richmond
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Atheneum, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110689120249
Descripción Atheneum. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0689120249 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1200035