Robert Goelet (1841-1899)

Robert Goelet III, of 591 Fifth Avenue, New York City

He and his brother, Ogden, inherited a real estate empire in Manhattan of 259 houses worth some $150 million that was second only to the Astors. Among his homes he kept a mansion on Fifth Avenue, an estate at Tuxedo Park and a summer house generally referred to as the Robert Goelet Cottage at Newport. He died of natural causes comparatively young.