A Brief History of Gracie Mansion

The faςade of Gracie Mansion.
The faςade of Gracie Mansion.
Photo credit: William Waldron.

Gracie Mansion
The library has retained much of its original character; the mantel and the dentil molding date to the construction of the house in 1799.
Photo credit: William Waldron.

Gracie Mansion
The foyer's trompe l'oeil painted floor appears to be made of marble. Its design features a compass rose, which pays homage to Gracie's success as a shipping merchant.
Photo credit: William Waldron.

Gracie Mansion
The patent-yellow parlor is part of the circa 1810 addition to the house, and provided the Gracie family with more room in which to entertain guests at their renowned parties.
Photo credit: William Waldron.

Gracie Mansion
Gracie Mansion’s dining room features an historic scenic wallpaper, Les Jardins Francais, manufactured by Zuber in the 1830s.
Photo credit: William Waldron.