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April 20, 2017

The Lost Schwab House

Throwing it back to the old Schwab House, a 75 room French Renaissance chateau designed by Maurice Herbert. With the completion of this palatial home on Riverside Drive in 1906, Charles Schwab became the envy of Manhattan millionaires. “Have you seen Charlie’s House?” Andrew Carnegie asked a friend, “It makes mine look like a shack!”
When “Charlie” died in 1939, he left his house to the city to be used as a mayoral residence. The progressive Fiorello La Guardia thought it sent the wrong message. “What! Me in that?!” he scoffed. The Schwab House was torn down in 1948 and replaced by the current Schwab House, a co-op whose residents can still enjoy the river views that Charlie loved.