Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Morris-Jumel Mansion is an engaging look at the history of Manhattan's oldest residence. Built by Roger Morris in 1765 as a summer estate, it has truly been a witness to history throughout the last 250 years. Located in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, the mansion sits on a large hill, with sweeping views of both the East and Hudson Rivers. George Washington strategically located his headquarters here during the fall of 1776, but the Jumels, who made the house their home from 1810 to 1895, left the most indelible mark. In 1904, the residence became a museum, thanks to the Daughters of the American Revolution, who saved the house and allowed it to grow with the changing neighborhood. Today, this landmark is a symbol of both the long history of the city and the contemporary face of its now diverse neighborhood.
ISBN: 9781467123433
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Carol S. Ward is director of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. As an art historian and educator, she lectures in the field of connecting historic sites to their communities and has published in the American Alliance of Museums magazine, as well as written catalogs for Keno Auctions and the Bruce Museum. All images come from the museum's archives and permanent library collections.
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