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Hint: This Second Empire Mansion Belonged to a Baron

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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 mansion of yore was one of the first homes in New York constructed in the Second Empire style. Its owner was both a European baron and a baron of industry, building his life and large family in New York. Inside the mansion, executive committee meetings were held for an organization on which the home's owner served as president—one of its firsts. The meetings only hosted gentleman. Following the deaths of the home's original proprietors and the divorce of its second, the home found itself unable to rent in a rising neighborhood. It was then demolished and replaced by a multi-story establishment. On which corner was this magnificent mansion? Extra points if you can name to who it belonged.
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