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About 680 Park Ave

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A breathtaking marble foyer welcomes you to the house. The grand, sweeping staircase will take you to the second floor. The Salon Simón Bolivar and its adjacent dining room are decorated with crystal chandeliers and sconces, antique gilt-frame mirrors, a magnificent 15-foot-high medallioned ceiling inset with original oil paintings, custom loomed rugs, and luxurious French silk fabric walls and draperies frame 10-foot windows. The Salon is ideal for wedding ceremonies and cocktail parties as well as sit-down dinners.

The rooms are unified by original wide plank wood flooring and rich Italian marble base molding. Each room boasts an impressive marble fireplace. A Steinway baby grand piano is available for your event at no charge.

Adjacent to the Salon and accessed through French doors is the inviting and intimate wood-paneled Mexican Room, which features a vaulted ceiling and contains antique furniture and decorative items. The original black and cream marble fireplace is a focal point of the space. This room provides a comfortable setting for quiet conversations during your event and is also ideal for serving cocktails, coffee, and dessert.

Our kitchen is spacious, immaculate, and fully equipped with a double oven six-burner range with a griddle and salamander, double sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, full-size freezer, eight-rack heated proofer, and ample counter space. Caterers love it!

We can accommodate up to 120 guests at seated dinners, weddings, or luncheons with space for music and dancing. Approximately 200 can be entertained at cocktail receptions.

The outside entrance to our landmark historic building is wheelchair accessible by ramp, upon request on site, or in advance by calling 212.249.8950. Our ground floor art gallery, as well as our public program spaces on the second and third floors are all fully accessible; the latter two by our accessible elevator with Braille numbering for identifying floors in the building.

The History of 680 Park Avenue

Our historic home at 680 Park Avenue was originally the residence of Percy Rivington Pyne, a prominent New York financier, from 1910 to 1946. It then served as the Soviet Mission to the United Nations until 1965. In that year, the Marquesa de Cuevas purchased the building to save it from demolition and, in 1966, donated it to the Americas Society, then known as the Center for Inter-American Relations.

McKim, Mead & White designed  the building in 1909, and in 1966 the architectural firm of Walker O. Cain & Associates directed restoration of the interior in the style of the original building.

The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1970 and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

Learn about AS/COA’s restoration of the nineteenth-century wallpaper in the Incas Room.

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