Knox Mansion

Built for the family of Seymour H. Knox, owner and founder of “S.H. Knox Co.” 5 and 10 Cent Stores and later Vice President of the Woolworth Co. and Chairman of the Board of the Marine Trust Co. He had his grand home constructed 1915 and was completed three years later at a cost of $600,000 by Charles Pierrepont H. Gilbert, a prominent architect of many houses on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. The property extending west to Richmond Ave. The original house included 25 rooms, excluding kitchens, pantries, bathrooms, maintenance quarters, and cloakrooms. Remodeled in 1969 for office use and altered since (inside.)