Perhaps it was their sons’ impending marriages that prompted Charles and Sara to sell their impressive mansion in May 1910--or it could have been the construction of the newly-completed J. J. Wysong mansion on the Fifth Avenue corner that prompted the sale. As the Wysong house went up, the Hudsons lost their view “overlooking Fifth avenue” that the Record & Guide had noted.
|The newly-weds were immortalized in their wedding gift portrait. Unlike so many of Sargent's society portraits, the Stokes are wearing casual clothing -- http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/38.104|
|Somewhat unexpectedly in residential design, the date of construction was carved within the ornately-carved Jacobean-style cartouch.|
non-credited photographs taken by the author