Before Salmagundi : part two

The evolution of an 1853 Fifth Avenue mansion

Jan 17, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM | Meet and greet the presenter in the parlor
6:30 PM | (prompt) Presentation and Q&A in the skylight gallery
7:30 PM | Conversation continues over dinner if you so choose
parlor & skylight gallery
Anthony Bellov
Co-sponsored by Village Preservation and Merchant’s House Museum


Part One of this series sold out quickly. If you plan to attend, don’t delay in reserving tickets.

This event will be video-recorded and made available afterwards on YouTube permanently.


Open to the public
Eventbrite RSVP required
FREE to attend

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About the Event

Club member and esteemed architectural sleuth Anthony Bellov continues with Part Two of his popular series exploring the historic fabric and architectural and social history of the Hawley Mansion, now the Salmagundi Club. He’ll explore the stunning architecture of the Double Parlors and delve deeply into the former appearance and functions of the Second Floor, now housing the Club’s world-renown 1917 library, revealing unnoticed details of past lives in the process.

Built in 1853 for the wealthy Hawley Family, elegant 47 Fifth Avenue had already been a residence for 64 years when Salmagundi Club bought it in 1917 and remodeled it as their private clubhouse, thereby saving it from demolition.

Now the oldest surviving mansion on iconic Fifth Avenue and a revered NYC Landmark, pursuing clues to its fascinating transformation over the years prior to Salmagundi is a grand saga in itself — if you know where to look.

Ticketed attendees may stay for dinner by making a reservation via our Reservations page with the message, “Before Salmagundi”.

Anthony Bellov sits at a table in the Smith library between two busts.
Photo by Monica Hollender

Watch the previous talk

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