This month in real estate history

By Adam Pincus | July 24, 2013 04:30PM

From the July issue:  1927: Vanderbilt Fifth Avenue mansion sells for $6.6M

Eighty-six years ago this month, a developer with plans to build the future home of the luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman concluded the drawn-out $6.6 million purchase of the opulent chateau-style mansion built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The home occupied the entire block front of Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th streets. [more]