Marble House was built at a
reported cost of $10 million as
a birthday present for Alva
Smith, William K. Vanderbilt’s
fir...
When Alva Vanderbilt divorced William in 1895, she already owned Marble House outright,
having received it as her 39th bir...
The Ballroom
Marble House Gold Room
Baccarat crystal chandeliers
Guests of Cornelius Vanderbilt and
wife Alice Claypoole Gwynne
Vanderbilt dined under Baccarat
crystal chandeliers
The dining room
Music :
Glenn Muller-Charleston
Alva Vanderbilt’s Bedroom
The Chinese Teahouse at Marble House
The Chinese Teahouse at Marble House
Cornelius Vanderbilt II
introduced his “summer cottage”
to high society with a 1895
debutante party for daughter
Gertrude,...
Newport, Rhode Island. , USA
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
Vanderbilt Marble House
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Marble House.....If you're not noble
but possess a lot of money to build a castle is very easy!

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Vanderbilt Marble House

  1. 1. Marble House was built at a reported cost of $10 million as a birthday present for Alva Smith, William K. Vanderbilt’s first wife. In today’s terms, that sum is equivalent to more than $100 million! Marble House is a Gilded Age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum run by the Newport Preservation Society. It was designed by the society architect Richard Morris Hunt
  2. 2. When Alva Vanderbilt divorced William in 1895, she already owned Marble House outright, having received it as her 39th birthday present.
  3. 3. The Ballroom
  4. 4. Marble House Gold Room
  5. 5. Baccarat crystal chandeliers
  6. 6. Guests of Cornelius Vanderbilt and wife Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt dined under Baccarat crystal chandeliers
  7. 7. The dining room
  8. 8. Music : Glenn Muller-Charleston
  9. 9. Alva Vanderbilt’s Bedroom
  10. 10. The Chinese Teahouse at Marble House
  11. 11. The Chinese Teahouse at Marble House
  12. 12. Cornelius Vanderbilt II introduced his “summer cottage” to high society with a 1895 debutante party for daughter Gertrude, officially putting his $75 million fortune on grand display.
  13. 13. Newport, Rhode Island. , USA
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