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‘The Gilded Age Mansions of the Jay Gould Family, Railroad Dynasty’ Webinar
August 26, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join New York Adventure Club for a digital exploration of the magnificent mansions and estates tied to Jay Gould, a railroad magnate from the late 19th century whose unscrupulous business practices made him one of the richest (and most reviled) men in America.
Led by historian Gary Lawrance, our virtual showcase of the Gould family’s incredible private properties around the United States and beyond will include:
An overview of Jay Gould, from his small-town upbringing to the notorious business practices that earned him his fortune, which were often controversial and cutthroat
A look at the Gilded Age estates purchased and built by Jay Gould and his extended family across the world, from the New York area (Fifth Avenue, on the Hudson, Long Island’s Gold Coast, New Jersey) to France (Paris and The Riviera)
Rare archival photographs showcasing the Gould Family properties along with little-known details of the fantastical social life that surrounded them (think “human chess”)