The demise of Stanford White


Stanford White

Down
the street, at 22 W. 24th St, is an abandoned townhouse that was rented
at the turn of the last century by the architect Stanford White. His
best known work is probably Washington Square Arch in Greenwich
Village. Here was White’s lavishly decorated love nest, which included
a red velvet swing. White famously asked young women to “come up and
see my etchings”. White’s affairs would eventually lead to his dramatic
murder by a jealous husband.


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