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, East End Avenue at East 88th Street in Carl Schurz
Park on the East River. Built about 1799, it was renovated to become the
official residence of the Mayor of New York City; Aymar Embury II was
the architect for the project.
Robert Moses to the NYC Board of Estimate, undated but about January 7,
1942, offering to convert Gracie Mansion to the Mayor's residence using WPA
funds and labor. "Mr. Aymar Embury, Consulting Architect of the Park
Department has made these plans."
Gracie Mansion - WPA Crew Starts Preparing it as Residence of Mayors,
New York Times, 23 January 1942, p.13: "...according to plans drawn
by Aymar Embury 2d, architect."
- Norval White, Elliot Willensky, Fran Leadon, "AIA Guide to New York City",
Oxford University Press (2010), p.488: "Gracie Mansion, originally Archibald
Gracie House ... Expanded, 1804-1808. Restored, 1934-1936, Aymar Embury II.
- NYC Parks Department press release,
21 May 1942.