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Dr. Townsend's Residence.

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Dr. Townsend's Residence.


1 photographic reproduction ; 18.7 x 22.3 cm.



Street Address:

Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street


Other Creator:


Dr. Townsend's Residence. Built: 1853-1855. Razed: 1864. Northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street.

Description continued:

Originally built by Samuel P. Townsend, the patentee of sarsaparilla. The house was sold to Dr. G. Abbott in 1862 who conducted seminary for young ladies. The Townsend home was eventually replaced by the A.T. Stewart Mansion which was then razed to make way for the Empire State Building.

Landmark Name:

Previously known as:


  • Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
  • Townsend, Samuel P. -- Homes and haunts.
  • Architecture, Domestic.
  • Fifth Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Street life.

Rights Management:

The images and information provided in this collection may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, except for "fair use" as defined by copyright law.

Rights Management 2:

Image courtesy of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.


Mina Rees Library; City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.


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