Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #96

96-vanderbilt-mausoleumVanderbilt Mausoleum

Architect: Richard Morris Hunt
Style: Romanesque
Use: Resting Place
Opened: 1866
Borough: Staten Island

On a private plot in Moravian Cemetery stands the mausoleum to New York’s richest family in the mid-19th century. Reserved for those who hold the Vanderbilt name, including the patriarchal “commodore”, the mausoleum is alleged to be haunted. For a long time, it was considered impossible to sneak a good photo of the exclusive crypt, now a New York City Landmark.


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