Day 461

This house was once the home of Washington Irving

April 4th, 2013

Or was it? According to the AIA Guide to New York City:

Irving's connection with this house is the wishful thinking of an ancient owner; this is one Washington who never slept here. In the real world, Elsie de Wolfe and Elisabeth Marbury lived here from 1894 to 1911, maintaining a salon where notables from all walks of life gathered amid Elsie's "white decor," the stylistic statement that launched her career as America's first paid (and highly paid) interior decorator.

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