The Charles M. Schwab 75-room mansion on Riverside Drive, Manhattan

Built, 1901 - Razed, 1948

Schwab, who liked to live life in the fast lane, lost his entire fortune during the Great Depression.  Unsuccessful attempts to sell his mansion for $4 million forced him to abandon it in 1939.  He relocated to a small apartment and died penniless the next year.

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    My aunt’s apartment building is at this exact spot….it basically replaced it. Crazy.
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    ………………….. I’ve got plans to two floors of that, plus a cross-sections and some other pictures, and it was an amazing...
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