Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Ukrainian Institute of America

This magnificent building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan houses the Ukrainian Institute of America. It is situated diagonally across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the southeast corner of 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. The history of the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion dates back to 1898 when Isaac Fletcher, a banker and railroad investor, commissioned the renowned architect C.P.H. Gilbert to build a house using William K. Vanderbilt's neo-Loire Valley chateau as its model. 

2 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love this beautiful building.

Noel Y. C. said...

Me too,Lily.