Sloans bought an extra-wide lot at 9 East 72 street and hired Carrere and Hastings to build a residence. Both Carrere and Henry Sloan were trained at the Ecole de Beux-Arts in Paris and the house was a Beaux-Arts exercise of the Renaissance- Baroque style, their favorite style. Five ionic columns unite two stories and create four intercolumnar bays that are filled with ornaments. The smaller windows of the third floor were similarly decorative.
Immediately after the house was completed Jessie began entertaining. One night there was a ball with 250 guests. Little more than a year passed after this grand ball and the couple divorced. At the same day Jessie got papers she married Pierre Belmont. Henry did not want to live in the house anymore after divorce. He sold it.After 1935 the house was occupied by the The Lycée Français de New York -a private school devoted to the study of French Literature. In 2003, the school completed a modern state-of-the-art facility at 505 East 75th Street and the building was sold again together with the Jennings House next door at 7 East 72nd Street, built in 1898. This classic Beaux Arts style townhouse with an incredible amount of detail was built for Oliver Gould Jennings, a lawyer and corporate director for the National Fuel Gas Company. The 28-foot wide structure has a limestone facade and large slate mansard roof.
|Article in Observer|
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