In the late 1800s, the building of the Villard Mansion was something of a big deal on Madison Avenue. When Henry Villard started to build the mansion, he sought out his brother-in-law, Charles Follen McKim and his associates to help design the mansion. The commission of the Villard Mansion boosted the careers of McKim, William Rutherford Mead and Stanford White who together would form McKim, Mead & White as a result of their success with Villard. Ultimately, these designers were … Read More
If you’ve entered the hotel through our Madison Avenue courtyard entrance, you may have noticed the doors to the right and left of the main entryway. The door on the right will take you to the Madison Room for dining, and the door on the left will take you to yet another historic part of the Villard Mansion. As this space, Villard North, is being renovated, we wanted to take our readers through the history of its past tenants. Originally, … Read More
In the spirit of Flashback Friday, check out our photo collage below to see the different views surrounding our Madison Avenue entrance from 1885-1941. Photos courtesy of The Villard House: Life Story of a Landmark We’re proud of our preservation of the Villard Mansion throughout the years, and look forward to the new changes to come with our renovations. Stay tuned for more Flashback Friday posts and feel free to suggest your favorite past Palace moments in the comments below.