the New York that Stanford White knew was a city in the making, a city of change, that had trebled in population—from 500,000 to over 1,500,000—between the day of his birth and the day when, in 1889, he joined with other men of wealth and imagination to erect, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Twenty-Sixth Street, the “most magnificent amusement palace in the world,” larger even than London’s Agricultural Hall.
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- 1.Carnegie later withdrew to organize and build a music hall at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Fifty-Seventh Street—described as “an undertaking by gentlemen interested in the advancement of music.”Google Scholar
- 2.Montgomery Schuyler tells of being present when Dick Hunt, seeking to please McKim, attributed to him the design for Madison Square Garden. “White,” said McKim. And so far as Schuyler could discover, that was all he would say on the subject.Google Scholar
- 3.Among the more important stockholders at the time were J. Pierpont Morgan, 2,693 shares; J. R. Dos Passos, 1,300 shares; Stanford White 1,100 shares; Walter P. Horn, 1,000 shares; William Waldorf Astor, 500 shares; McKim, Mead, & White, 350 shares … and a $2,000,000 mortgage.Google Scholar