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Hint: This Manse Stood By Homes That Exerted Superiority

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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 Federalist-style mansion is pictured here around 1910, several years before its demolition. The surrounding buildings pictured still stand around the site, their colloquial name not unfamiliar to many. The home sat on vast grounds in a quickly changing neighborhood at the time, leading the Times to refer to the lot as "the only piece of the kind" in all the borough. Where was this mansion and what is the colloquial name of the buildings surrounding the lot?
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