John Taylor Johnston

John Taylor Johnston

John Taylor Johnston was born in 1820, the son of James Boorman Johnston. [ [ Museum of the City of New York] ] Johnston was the founding president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the President of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. He was born and grew up in Greenwich Village, and graduated from New York University in 1839. Johnston constructed the first marble mansion of New York, as his residence at No. 8 Fifth Avenue.


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