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Hint: A Famous House Razed for Bigger Developments

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Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into New York City and its past!

This photo was taken just a few years before these houses were razed to build bigger apartment buildings. The mansion pictured on the right was quite famous in its day, and anybody who was anybody clamored to get inside. Given its fame, we're not saying any more. Do you know where this building stood and what replaced it?
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