This extravagant mansion, now restored as the Polish Consulate, was built by Captain Raphael De Lamar, who was master of his own ship at the age of twenty-three, and eventually struck it rich in the Colorado gold fields. His New York house had two elevators, one for the servants and the other for De Lamar and his ten-year-old daughter (his wife had divorced him). While the house had an elaborate ballroom, it was never used. The Captain was described as âœaloofâ and uninterested in entertaining.
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