Stuyvesant Fish House New York

This house, whose mansard roof was added in 1860, was once owned by Stuyvesant Fish, president of the Illinois Central Railroad. His wife, Mary, whom everyone knew as Mamie,  inherited the mantle of Queen of New York Society from Mrs. William Astor, and made this her headquarters. In 1931, after years of neglect, it became the home of the city's most successful public relations man, Benjamin Sonnenburg, who, after furnishing it with fine art and antiques, began hosting the city's most glittering parties here, mixing the cr¨me of politics, business, society, and the arts in gatherings of 20 to 200 guests nearly every night of the week.

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