Mark, my co-worker in the Listings Dept at RDNY.com, gave me the rest of the story about Manhattan’s Mount Vernon. The building was originally constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate named Mount Vernon in honor of the home of the Father of Our Country. In 1826 and the carriage house was converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel as a day resort for only the most genteel and respectable clientele. At that time, Manhattan ended at 14th Street, and you had to take a stagecoach or steamboat up to the property which was in the country.
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