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Friday, August 3, 2012
The Richard T. Wilson Jr. Residence
The Richard Thornton Wilson Jr. residence designed by Frances Laurens Vinton Hoppin of Hoppin, Koen & Huntington c. 1906 at 15 East 57th Street in New York City. Wilson was a banker at his father's firm of R.T. Wilson & Co and was heavily involved in thoroughbred horse racing. In 1896 he joined forces with Harry Payne Whitney, brother-in-law of his sister Grace Wilson Vanderbilt (who was married to Cornelius Vanderbilt III), to purchase the Saratoga Race Course. Wilson's older brother Marshall Orme was married to Caroline Astor, brother of J.J. Astor IV, sister Mary was married to Ogden Goelet and sister Belle was married to Sir Michael Henry Herbert. The residence has since been demolished. Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.