Tuesday, July 20, 2010

351 Riverside Dr., Manhattan

351 Riverside Dr. This is the address of a beautiful structure in Manhattan, the Schinasi Mansion, built in 1909. Designed by William Tuthill, it was done in the French Renaissance style and built from Vermont marble. The original patron of the house was from Turkey who funded the project with the fortune he made from introducing and selling Turkish tobacco in the US. It once had a tunnel (now sealed) that connected the house to the Hudson River which was used to bring in Turkish tobacco. What a colourful history!
It's now used as a location shot for the show White Collar (very good show by the way).
I want to go to the Big Apple and take photos!
(Photos via Manhattan Street Project)

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