NYIT de Seversky Mansion is named for Alexander P. de Seversky, the late aviation designer and former longtime member of NYIT Board of Trustees. He was born in Russia in 1894, served as a naval aviator for his country during World War I, and later moved to the United States and founded his own aviation companies. Read more about him on the Cradle of Aviation Museum's website.
In 1972, NYIT opened the newly renovated (and named) mansion for business. Today, it hosts a variety of events, including NYIT conferences and weddings. Read more about the mansion's history.
This content is part of The Box's "60 Years in 60 Days" series in celebration of NYIT's 60th anniversary in 2015.