Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
Newland Archer’s home. Much of the story in this novel takes place in a number of different private residences, but it is at the home of Newland Archer and his new bride May that the power of Old New York exerts itself most triumphantly. Newland’s house is the site of the farewell party for May’s rival, the expatriate Old New Yorker now known as the Countess Ellen Olenksa. The lavish dinner May has arranged is one in which all the glittering movers and shakers of Old New York seem to surround Newland like guardians to ensure he will not defy convention for the sake of the woman who is the great love of his life.
Mrs. Manson Mingott’s house. While most of the homes in Old New York replicate Archer’s, one exception is the house of the obese Mrs. Manson Mingott, who lives quite unfashionably in the open fields of Central Park. This house is a little enclave of free-spiritedness that acts as a bracing antidote to the otherwise stifling respectability of Old New York.
Ellen Olenska’s house in New York. Home of the Countess Ellen Olenska on an unfashionable part of West Twenty-third Street and is another outpost that resists the rigid decorum of Old New York.
*Newport. Affluent Rhode Island port town in which vacationing Old New Yorkers maintain well-appointed summer homes. It is here that Archer is once again frustrated in his attempt to establish a close relationship with Ellen.
Ellen Olenska’s home in Paris. Situated on an avenue near Invalides, this apartment is where Archer comes at the end of the novel, when he is a widower past middle age. Although the passage of time and the fact that he is in Paris have freed him from the rules and restrictions of Old New York, Newland still struggles with a variety of inner restraints and fails to call on Ellen, instead gazing up at her window from a bench below until night falls.