The Bulkley Mansion
Sure the Upper East Side is known for its historic and stately buildings, but in a quick moving-city like New York, it's easy to forget or never learn the stories behind the structures that made them significant. Wealthy New Yorkers began moving north from the mansion district of Fifth Avenue in the 50's following the late 1800's encroachment of business in the neighborhood, and the paving-over of the below-grade train that ran to Grand Central Station down Park Avenue. What became the new extension of Millionaire's Row saw the construction of some of the most architecturally significant homes in the city, many of which still stand today.
Commissioned by printing magnate Jonathan Bulkley in 1911, this James Gamble Rogers-designed residence is a stately home in the Modern Renaissance style. At once the site of many a lively high-society reception, the building became the home of the Swedish government's Consul General in 1946. As of 2011, the building was home to the Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations.