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Built in the late 1800s, this handsome brownstone was the home of a former New York City mayor. He died less than 15 years after he moved into the house, and then it was purchased by a wealthy businessman. The house as a fixture of New York's high society, but by the 1940s, it sat empty. Not long after that, it was razed to make way for a high-rise commercial building.
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