The Big House on Fifth Avenue

A real-estate transaction in Manhattan was as significant in its way as anything said in all of last week's speeches in Washington.

On Fifth Avenue, with a fine view of Central Park across the street, sits a 66-room red brick Georgian mansion, one of the largest and most lavish houses in New York City. Across the street, the late Banker Otto Kahn's Florentine stone palace is now the Sacred Heart Convent for girls; a block up Fifth Avenue stands Banker Felix Warburg's six-story home: it is now the Jewish Museum. Farther down Fifth Avenue, workmen this week started tearing down Financier...

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