ICAA Members Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion

This past Saturday, May 18th, ICAA members visited the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Located on the second highest point in Manhattan at 160th Street, the house has a long history from General George Washington’s 34-day stay during the Revolutionary War, his return after he was elected president to dine with his Cabinet, and the later purchase of the house by French importer Stephen Jumel and his American bride Eliza Jumel. Historian Margaret Oppenheimer, who is currently writing the biography of Eliza Jumel, led the tour. We were also joined by several of our Beaux-Arts Atelier students, including James Diaz who has been restoring the grounds of the mansion for the past six years. Thanks to Margaret and James for such a great tour and their enduring stewardship of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

One Response to ICAA Members Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion

  1. An enchanted place so close by yet not often discovered. Thank you for reminding us!

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