Updated July 2020
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The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a Roman Catholic cathedral church. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New-York, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st street.
The land on which the present cathedral sits, sold by the city's aldermen in 1799 was purchased at auction for unpaid taxes in November 1828 by Francis Cooper, who conveyed it to the trustees of St Peter's Church in the city that still lay far to the south.
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is housed in the former Henry Clay-Frick House, which was designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed in 1913-1914. John Russell Pope altered and enlarged the building in the early 1930s to adapt it to use as a public institution. It opened to the public on December 16, 1935. This is a fascinating museum. The house itself is interesting.
The Frick was built at a time when almost every building on Fifth Avenue above 59th street was a private mansion, with a few private clubs
and a hotel.
Staircase (Check out the Renoir painting, "La Promenade".
There is also an organ. The keyboard is hidden from view in front of the painting)
Mistress and Maid circa 1666-67 (Johaness Vermeer)
One of our favorite paintings. There's a lot going on here. A short story.
Lady Hamilton as "Nature" 1785 (George Rommey)