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Manhattan’s famed Sloane mansion going on the auction block
Look back into the history books of New York Society in the late 1800's and read about Henry T. Sloane and the infamous Sloane mansion in Manhattan.
Henry T. Sloane was a wealthy carpet manufacturer who furnished the new mansions, hotels and clubs of the New York City. He was also known as a philanthropist who donated two physics laboratories to Yale University.
In 1898 a scandal flew through New York society circles in 1898 when Sloane deeded a mansion on the Upper East Side to his wife.
Soon after, life became less than idyllic when Sloane's wife, Jessie, had an affair with the very handsome and wealthy Perry Belmont (son of August Belmont) and married him just five hours after divorcing Sloane. Henry Sloane set out to build himself a new mansion at 18 East 68th Street, off Fifth Avenue.
Sloane moved into the Beaux-Art mansion with his two young daughters, preventing his former wife from writing to them or even speaking to them on the street until they reached the age of 21, or she could prove she had led a moral life, whichever came first.
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