Passage into New York’s elegant history is through the World Monuments Fund Gallery, located at 15 East 27th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Perfect for an opening reception or art exhibit, this sleek, modern gallery reveals layers of the landmark building’s past, hinting at the glories ahead. Stainless steel folding panels provide space for art or other exhibit material. A mezzanine level brings guests closer to historic architectural details.
Down the long hall, punctuated with additional glimpses into the past, is the entrance to The Prince George Ballroom.
Designed at the beginning of the 20th century, The Ballroom is rich with intricate neo-Renaissance details. Its golden silk walls provide an elegant backdrop for the dramatic garlands, cherubs, and acanthus leaves that ornament the room. Its herringbone oak floor, grand marble mantelpiece, and heavily ornamented ceiling add to the dramatic effect.