Jay Gould, Financier and Railroad Magnate, Featured at New York Adventure Club  

New York Adventure Club recently hosted a presentation by architect and historian Gary Lawrence titled “The Gilded Age Mansions of the Jay Gould Family, Railroad Dynasty” which explores the intricacies of the Gould family life and the lavish mansions that they owned as one of the richest and most powerful families in America. Jay (né Jason) Gould was born in Roxbury, NY in 1836. He … Continue reading Jay Gould, Financier and Railroad Magnate, Featured at New York Adventure Club  

Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion

Situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, Vanderbilt Mansion is a classic example of the Gilded Age country estate in America. The Gilded Age spanned from 1870 to 1900, and was an era characterized by rapid economic growth and wealth accumulation. Frederick William and Louise Vanderbilt bought the estate in 1895, and expanded and re-modeled the property in … Continue reading Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion