By Steve Brawley
Jackie and Lee around the ages they lived at 740.
New York City was Jackie's childhood playground and 740 Park Ave. was her headquarters.
740 has 31 units, and has the highest
ceilings and widest hallways on Park Avenue. The exterior of the building is
clad with limestone. It was built in 1929, designed by Rosario Candela and
Arthur Loomis Harmon, the design partner of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon.
builder was James T. Lee, Jackie's maternal grandfather.
in the building is frequently described in the New York Social Diary.
2005, author Michael Gross published a detailed book on the building and its
history, 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building.
According to Gross, builder Lee's daughter Janet Lee Bouvier and son-in-law Jack
Bouvier took the final open lease ( for free), and
their daughter Jackie lived here with her sister Lee until her parents divorce - when she, Janet and Lee moved to One Gracie Square.
They lived in unit 6/7a. It was listed for $138,000.
Unit now owned by hedge fund
investor David Ganek. It has been modernized to host his modern art