Before Donald Trump's moniker was stamped all over New York City, there was another super-rich surname that dominated Manhattan real estate, and another bizarre story attached to it.
Around the turn of the 20th century the Wendels were one of the most powerful real estate families in New York, owning 150 properties in Manhattan, worth about $1 billion today. But they certainly didn't act the part.
Is Donald Trump Wendell Willkie, the 1940 presidential candidate plucked from the private sector during the 1940 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia? The comparison is tempting.
If the trend in Donald Trump polls is accurate, the New York real estate mogul may be relocating from Manhattan’s Trump Tower to the White House after the November 2016 general election. Polling data this far from an election should...
CHOOSE YOUR HISTORICAL TRUMP METAPHOR: ? Donald Trump is the next Wendell Willkie! — says Scott Johnson of Power Line. ? Donald Trump is the next Oswald Mosley! — says Terry Teachout of Commentary. ? Donald Trump is the next Roderi...
The Wendel family, bygone real estate tycoons, avoided publicity and luxury. Their refusal to sell property drove the city crazy.