Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, New York Photos

Built in Palladian-style in 1765 by Colonel Roger Morris as a country estate on Manhattan Island (roughly 160 to 162nd Streets, formerly from Harlem to Hudson Rivers), the house sits on a hill which made it a strategic military headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Consequently, George Washington lived here (Fall 1776) until forced to withdraw, at which time the British took it over. The house later became a tavern. After Washington became President, he gave a commemorative dinner here attended by among others, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Quincy Adams making the house unique in the number of American Presidents who dined together. The house was then bought & decorated by Stephen & Eliza Jumel in the French Empire style. The widow Jumel then married former Vice-President Aaron Burr. The house is now a museum as Eliza left it though the land was subdivided.

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Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum. New York, NY.Palladian entrance of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Octagonal wing of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Central entrance hall of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum (1765) (65 Jumel Terrace). New York, NY. Style: Palladian. On National Register.Palladian entrance of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Octagonal wing of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Central entrance hall of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Entrance hall table in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Dining room with painted floor cloth Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Dining room table with Chinese Cantonware plates & wine rinsers to clean wine glasses between courses at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Portrait of Elizabeth Huntington Chester over dining room fireplace in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Entrance hall table in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Dining room (1790-1810) with painted floor cloth Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Dining room table with Chinese Cantonware plates & wine rinsers to clean wine glasses between courses at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Portrait of Elizabeth Huntington Chester over dining room fireplace in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Butler's desk in dining room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Cantonware tureens & crystal salt cellers in dining room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Portrait of Col. John Huntington Chester over dining room sideboard with silverware chests in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Front parlor with Second Empire- style furniture in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Butler's desk (1790-1810) in dining room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Cantonware tureens & crystal salt cellers (early 19th C) in dining room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Portrait of Col. John Huntington Chester over dining room sideboard with silverware chests in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Front parlor (c1830s) with Second Empire- style furniture in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Overview of fireplace & morning glory wallpaper in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Fall front desk owned by Aaron Burr in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Tripod stand with decanters in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Octagonal drawing room with gate-leg card table in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Overview of fireplace & morning glory wallpaper in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Fall front desk (1820) owned by Aaron Burr in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Tripod stand with decanters in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Octagonal drawing room (1765-76) with gate-leg card table (c1765) in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Chinese export porcelain bowl on Chippendale-style slab table in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Reproduction of hand-painted Chinese wallpaper as would have been used in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Washington's Bed Chamber & Study during American Victory of Battle of Harlem Heights in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Drop leaf table & Chippendale-style chairs from New York in Washington's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Chinese export porcelain bowl (c1770) on Chippendale-style slab table (c1760) in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Reproduction of hand-painted Chinese wallpaper as would have been used in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Washington's Bed Chamber & Study (Sept. 14-Oct. 21, 1776) during American Victory of Battle of Harlem Heights in Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Drop leaf table & Chippendale-style chairs (c1760) from New York in Washington's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Kneehole desk attrib. to Thomas Burling of New York in Washington's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Tester bed reproduced as to what George Washington might have used in his Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber in Empire style at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.French lit à bateau in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Kneehole desk (c1775) attrib. to Thomas Burling of New York in Washington's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Tester bed reproduced as to what George Washington might have used in his Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber (1826-30) in Empire style at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.French lit à bateau (c1800) in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion shows furniture & carpet in French Empire style. New York, NY.Fireplace in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Dressing table in Eliza Jumel's Dressing Room at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber reflects textile production boom in America at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion shows furniture & carpet in French Empire style. New York, NY.Fireplace in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Dressing table in Eliza Jumel's Dressing Room (19th C) at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber (1833) reflects textile production boom in America at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
American tester bed in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Chest of drawers by Michael Allison of New York in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Fireplace in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Mantle furniture in Mary Bowen's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
American tester bed (c1830-40) in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Chest of drawers (c1830) by Michael Allison of New York in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Fireplace in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Mantle furniture in Mary Bowen's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Bed in Mary Bowen's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Metamorphic desk [aka Aaron Burr desk] patented by Stephen Hedges at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Fireplace in basement kitchen at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Sylvan Terrace row houses leading to Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Bed in Mary Bowen's (adopted daughter of Jumel's) Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Metamorphic desk [aka Aaron Burr desk] (1854) patented by Stephen Hedges at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Fireplace in basement kitchen at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Sylvan Terrace row houses (1882) leading to Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.

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