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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Real Estate of Edith Wharton’s ‘The Age of Innocence’

Lienau Collection/Avery Architectural Library

Real Estate of ‘The Age of Innocence’: Edith Wharton’s corpulent great-aunt Mary Mason Jones served as one of the most memorable inspirations in literary New York: the model for Mrs. Manson Mingott in Wharton’s novel “The Age of Innocence.”

above: Rowhouses built by Rebecca Jones stood on the east side of Fifth Avenue, from 55th to 56th Street, in 1870.
More at  NYTimes.com

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