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At the end of the 19th century, the Rockefeller family decided to construct an opulent limestone townhouse on West 54th Street to serve as the home for John D. Rockefeller Jr., his wife Abby, and his children. The Rockefeller’s moved into the property in 1901. Rockefeller kept impressive company on 54th Street: his immediate neighbors included Philip Lehman, the chief of Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers, and James Junius Goodwin, a lieutenant of J. P. Morgan. The patriarch of the family,...

At the end of the 19th century, the Rockefeller family decided to construct an opulent limestone townhouse on West 54th Street to serve as the home for John D. Rockefeller Jr., his wife Abby, and his children. The Rockefeller’s moved into the property in 1901. Rockefeller kept impressive company on 54th Street: his immediate neighbors included Philip Lehman, the chief of Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers, and James Junius Goodwin, a lieutenant of J. P. Morgan. The patriarch of the family, John D. Rockefeller, owned essentially the entire plot of land across the street that now serves as the Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden. The Rockefellers retained the property for many years, and later on it served as an office for Nelson Rockefeller, the governor of New York and US Vice President. It was in his office at 13 West 54th Street that Nelson Rockefeller died of a heart attack in 1979. More recently, the building housed the Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit, which later moved to another location in Midtown.

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