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1015 Park — A History of One of Park Avenue’s Most Distinct Private Residences

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A personal history of the red brick house on the corner of Park and 85th, completed for its family in 1915, who lived there for the next 50 years... READ MORE
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The Life and Times of Josephine Hartford, Part II

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The second and final installment on the life of Josephine Hartford, one of the richest American heiresses of the 20th century, by Charles Burns... READ MORE
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The life and times of Josephine Hartford, Part I

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The Life and Times of 20th century American Josephine Hartford, heiress to the enormous A&P supermarkets fortune, by Charlie Burns... READ MORE
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THE AGE OF THE DEBUTANTE; Newport in the 1930s, Part II

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Part II of Charles Burns' history of the Newport debutantes growing up and marrying princes, counts and assorted society heirs and playboys... READ MORE
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THE AGE OF THE DEBUTANTE; Newport in the 1930s, Part I

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Newport historian Charles Burns on the Age of the Debutante in the exuberant years after the Gilded Age when Newport celebrated its youths’ coming o... READ MORE
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Guardian Spirit: Newport Legacy of Doris Duke

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A curator and art historian’s visit to the fabled heiress’ Newport, Rhode Island mansion, every inch defining its possessor’s taste and sensibil... READ MORE
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S. Russell Groves

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S. Russell Groves trained as an architect and has worked for very big names including Richard Meier and Peter Marino. He says it was Peter Marino who... READ MORE

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