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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument to the Gilded Age

describes this Hyde Park estate that includes a palatial Beaux-Arts mansion, stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and over 600 acres of landscaped property. The mansion was built in 1895-8 by Frederick Vanderbilt, an heir of the fortune created by Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt. Cornelius, at the age of 16, borrowed $100 from his parents, purchased a periauger (a flat-bottomed sailing barge), and began a ferry service now known as the Staten Island Ferry. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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The Vanderbilt Mansion under construction, 1895.

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