Monday, March 24, 2008

The House I Live In: Jumel Mansion

from 8/14/05 from pseudo-intellectualism

Our first great General made the Jumel Mansion (then called the Morris Mansion) his headquarters in 1776. You can still see what it looks like now. Ms. Joseph's class went two years ago and Sam filmed it. Here's a clip. As a two for one post bonus, here's a slide show with different historical images of the old Jumel Mansion from the NYPL digital collection. The story goes that George Washington's true love was Mrs. Morris, but there was no hanky panky.


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