Sunday, March 23, 2014

Andrew Freedman Home, 1025 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, New York

This amazing urban archeology is a limestone palace inspired by the Palazzo Farnese in Rome.  Freedman was a real estate mogul who built an ex-rich man's poorhouse.  He owned the New York Giants baseball team, who played at the Polo Grounds on 155th St. at Edgecomb Ave.  He is considered Father of the NY Subway.  Freedman hired Lucien Alavoine et Cie, the most prestigious decorating firm in the world.  It was a retirement home for the poor who were once rich.  A retired czarist general was once a guest.

Andrew Freedman Home (1924)
Joseph Freedlander and Harry Jacobs

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