Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Morris-Jumel House - Oldest House in Manhattan

An afternoon
visiting the past of America ...

Morris-Jumel Mansion, oldest house in Manhattan, it was built as a summer home on a Manhattan breezy hilltop in 1765, eleven years before the revolution, by British Colonel Roger Morris and his American wife, Mary Philipse. The Mansion is built in the Palladian style, with a second story balcony and a two-story front portico supported by classical columns.

George Washington made his headquarters at the Mansion during the fall of 1776. It was during this period that the General's troops forced a British retreat at the battle of Harlem Heights.

President Washington dined with members of his cabinet at this Mansion on July 10, 1790. Guests at the table included three future Presidents of the USA: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams.
The Lady's Bedroom in the Mansion
... the bed said to have belonged to the Emperor Napolean,
remain in the Mansion today.

aquamarine color palette with a touch of gold is so chic!

The Master's bedroom in the Mansion.
Red and Green Palette for the Master
pale summer green wallpaper with red furnishing,
very refreshing!

Green Living Room
hand-painted wallpaper

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