Friday, August 10, 2012
The Jacob H. Schiff Residence
Jacob H. Schiff residence designed by Freeman & Thain c. 1901 at 965 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Schiff was the senior member of the firm Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and the most prominent Jewish banker of his day, playing a central role in Stephen Birmingham's book Our Crowd. Schiff was the son-in-law of Solomon Loeb, a founder of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and the father of Mortimer Schiff and Frieda Schiff Warburg. He died in the house in 1920 and the residence was demolished in 1938 and replaced with an apartment house by the same address. Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.