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South Hall

After entering the Frick home through the East Vestibule, visitors ascended through the foyer toward the South Hall, anchored by the Stair Hall at right. Here, a second axis led toward the Gallery, passing from the South Hall to the North Hall and uninterrupted by the central Living Hall. The halls were designed as a corridor for the public rooms—the Dining Room, Fragonard Room, Living Hall, and Library—each with views onto the Fifth Avenue Garden.

Archival Photographs

  • photo of hallway with chairs, paintings, chandeliers, columns, circa 1927

    South Hall, 1927

  • photo of hallway with with painting, table, chandelier, circa 1927

    South Hall, 1927

  • photo of grand staircase and pipe organ at landing, archway, clock, sculptures, circa 1927

    Main Staircase, 1927

  • photo of grand staircase prepared for construction, with some protective cloth, circa 1933

    Main Staircase during construction of The Frick Collection, 1933

  • photo of hallway with paintings, chairs, tables, sculptures and chandelier, circa 1937

    South Hall, west wall, 1937

  • photo of hallway with chairs, chandelier and small pictures, circa 1942

    South Hall, west wall, 1942

  • photo of hallway with chairs with small pictures, circa 1942

    South Hall, east wall, 1942

  • photo of gallery hallway with three paintings, chairs, table, sculpture, circa 1965

    South Hall, looking west, 1965