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Cornerspotted: The Fifth Avenue Mansion of Jabez Bostwick

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We honored a lesser-known New York City whale with this week's Cornerspotter. The mansion, located on Fifth Avenue at the corner of 61 Street, belonged to wealthy businessman Jabez Bostwick, who worked with oil magnates like Rockefeller and Henery Flagler. Bostwick purchased the mansion in 1876, and the structure was a more modest home than what you see above. Then, around 1890, he added two harmonious homes on either side to create the mega mansion, and he radically altered the exterior to create the three-sided bay and the bowed column above the entrance. The home stood until the mid-1900s, but we're unsure when exactly it was knocked down. The condo tower that sits there now, 800 Fifth Avenue, was built in 1979. Click through to Daytonian in Manhattan for a detailed history of the Bostwick Mansion.
· Hint: Once The Home Of A Whale, Now A Condo Tower [Curbed]
· The Lost Bostwick Mansions -- Nos. 800-801 5th Avenue [Daytonian]
· Photo: 800 Fifth Avenue [MCNY]