Oliver Gould Jennings House

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Oliver Gould Jennings House
Interior of the bel étage, before renovation in 2007

The Oliver Gould Jennings House is a mansion located at 7 East 72nd Street in the Upper East Side of New York City. It was originally constructed in 1898 for Oliver Gould Jennings in the French Beaux-Arts style. In 1964, it became part of the Lycée Français de New York in the neighboring Henry T. Sloane House.[1]

The mansion was in turn vacated by the school when it was sold and renovated to become a luxurious single-family home again.[2][3] The purchaser of the building was Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the (now former) Emir of Qatar, who bought the mansion and the neighboring Henry T. Sloane House around 2004.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Streetscapes/9 East 72nd Street; A School's Grand House That Could Be Private Again – New York Times". Nytimes.com. January 7, 2001. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Christopher Gray. "Stirrings of a Throwback Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Corcoran, 9 East 72nd Street, Upper East Side Real Estate, Manhattan For Sale, Homes, Upper East Side Townhouse, Carrie Chiang, Sharon Baum". Corcoran.com. October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Renovated Mega-Mansion Ready to Rule the Upper East Side". Curbed. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Qatar Is On an Upper East Side Townhouse Tear". The Observer. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Craven, Wayne (2008). Gilded Mansions: Grand Architecture and High Society. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-06754-5. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Oliver Gould Jennings House at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°46′20.4″N 73°57′58.2″W / 40.772333°N 73.966167°W / 40.772333; -73.966167