Astor perished on the Titanic several years following the opening of the hotel, but the property continued to thrive and expand into one of the most luxurious accomodation chains still around today.
While Astor originally entertained friends and relatives at the St. Regis, the site quickly became a hot spot for the world's elite.
There are a couple of beautiful examples of plastic totes in the Michael Kors line like the Astor Plastic Large tote.
It was built by Colonel John Jacon Astor IV in 1904, and continues to be a historical landmark in the city.
After graduating at Hamilton College in 1818, he assumed the management of the vast estate of his father, Peter Smith (1768-1837), long a partner of John Jacob Astor, and greatly increased the family fortune.
Among these, in 1789, was Peter Smith (1768-1837), later a partner of John Jacob Astor, and father of Gerrit Smith, who was born here in 1797.
It was founded in 1811, as a depot for the fur trade, by John Jacob Astor, in whose honour it was named.
Astor, the son of Washington Irving's millionaire hero.
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Stewart, John Jacob Astor, and other New York men, on the Union Defence Committee, which (from April 22, 1861, to April 30, 1862) co-operated with the municipal government in the raising and equipping of troops, and disbursed more than a million dollars for the relief of New York volunteers and their families.