Ukranian Institute Doors

The Ukrainian Institute of America is in “Museum Mile” on the southeast corner of 79th Street and 5th Avenue, New York City is a French Renaissance style turn-of-the-century mansions. It is open to the public.

In 1898 Isaac Fletcher, a banker and railroad investor, commissioned the famous architect C.P.H. Gilbert to build a house using William K. Vanderbilt’s neo-Loire Valley chateau as its model, on the property which was originally the Lenox farm.

Harry F. Sinclair, of Sinclair Oil Company, purchased the Fletcher Mansion in 1920 and sold it in 1930 to Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Jr., a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant. Who lived there with his unmarried sister then alone until 1953.

William Dzus, inventor and owner of the Dzus Fastener Company, founded the Ukrainian Institute of America in 1948—to promote Ukrainian art, culture, music, and literature. In 1955, the mansion was purchased by the Ukrainian Institute of America with the support of Mr. Dzus. In June of 1962 the mortgage was paid off and subsequently the Ukrainian Institute of America attained landmark status.

Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
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Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Tradesman’s Entrance, Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Tradesman’s Entrance, Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017
Ukranian Institute 5/7/2017

23 thoughts on “Ukranian Institute Doors

  1. conspicari 2017-05-11 / 9:45 am

    Another lovely building, really like the bay window. :>)

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-05-11 / 10:31 am

      Thanks. Hope you clicked the link to see the whole building and read the details. The bay window is a conservatory with a glass roof.

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  2. Jet Eliot 2017-05-11 / 10:49 am

    I enjoyed your photos and the history of this grand mansion, Sherry. The history on the link is really interesting, including quotes from CPH Gilbert’s family. It’s wonderful that this is open to the public. Great post.

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  3. sustainabilitea 2017-05-11 / 1:31 pm

    That’s quite a building, Sherry. I’m off to check out the link, but wanted to let you know that the link on the link page just goes back to that page, not your post here. You may want to re-do it so everyone can see this.

    janet

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      • sustainabilitea 2017-05-11 / 2:00 pm

        The page where we all link our Thursday Doors post via Norm’s blue linky thing has your link. However, when I clicked on it, the same page (linky page) showed up. I got to your blog by typing in your blog address because the link didn’t take my to your Thursday Doors post. Does that make sense?

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  4. Norm 2.0 2017-05-11 / 2:08 pm

    So many wonderful details in this building, beautifully captured – nicely done Sherry 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-05-11 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks Norm. I goofed on this month’s link to this page on your site. I’ll try to fix it later, unless you can.

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  5. jesh stg 2017-05-11 / 2:55 pm

    Beautifully decorated front door! Know from a friend that the Ukrainians have an eye for classic beauty. The green inset of windows(?) is a lovely and clever contrast!

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  6. Jeanette Clawson 2017-05-11 / 7:13 pm

    What a gorgeous building! Living in New Jersey I sometimes get into NYC and will have to review your posts to find some off the beaten path gems!

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-05-12 / 10:14 am

      Hope you do. Happy to show you some good spots. Birding in Central Park is in full swing right now.

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  7. stbarbebaker 2017-05-12 / 9:52 am

    Great door images to catch your eye in your images. Thank you for their history as well

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