People: People, Apr. 20, 1942

Worldly Goods

Wealthy Sculptress Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney decided to tear down the Harry Payne Whitney house-one of the last great mansions left on Manhattan's upper Fifth Avenue. Her husband willed it to her at his death in 1930 but she rarely lived there. A limestone and marble pile with ceilings imported from Italian palaces, a ballroom 63 ft. long and 45 ft. high, it was decorated by the late, famed Stanford White. All its furnishings and every fixture that can be detached will be aucioned off April 29 and 30. Among the furnishings: paintings...

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