Tag Archives: Stanford White

May 21 2013

Designers of the Villard Mansion

In the late 1800s, the building of the Villard Mansion was something of a big deal on Madison Avenue. When Henry Villard started to build the mansion, he sought out his brother-in-law, Charles Follen McKim and his associates to help design the mansion. The commission of the Villard Mansion boosted the careers of McKim, William Rutherford Mead and Stanford White who together would form McKim, Mead & White as a result of their success with Villard. Ultimately, these designers were … Read More

April 26 2013

History Tidbits From Mosette

If you’ve dined in The Madison Room at The Palace or enjoyed a cocktail in our corridor bar, formerly known as Gilt, then you are familiar with the space we are referring to and will be surprised to know some of its history. In our previous post, “Past & Present with Mosette Broderick: Building The Villard Mansion,” Broderick touched on various stories and anecdotes about the mansion, but there was one common theme that stuck out – the collaboration of artists. The … Read More

April 19 2013

What’s Your Sign?

The New York Palace is filled with unique architectural structures and tantalizing tidbits created by the two greatest designers of the early 1880′s – Stanford White and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Their designs have made the hotel not only enjoyable to visit, but also an attraction for history and architecture buffs alike. Our unique Astrological Clock is located in the hallway near the Madison Room. The time piece was commissioned by Henry Villard to separate the public and private portions of the … Read More