Tag: historical homes

The Morris–Jumel Mansion, also known as the Roger and Mary Philipse Morris House, “Mount Morris” is located at 65 Jumel Terrace in Roger Morris Park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer, and served as a headquarters for both the... Read the full article
From 1902 to 1903 Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood, purchased 500 acres of land for $30 an acre in Manchester, Vermont, with plans to build a home. On April 18th 1903, construction of the home began with builder Ira G. Hersey of Boston... Read the full article
Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate of the Gilded Age. This architectural masterpiece is, with its incredible views and incomparable design and detail, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design his 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, to be a summer retreat,... Read the full article
  The Theron Boyd Homestead, in Quechee Vermont may be home to the oldest pantry in the United States.  A Georgian Farmhouse built in 1786; the home is now managed by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.  Virtually untouched and in it’s original state, the home was last occupied in 1986, and its only modern... Read the full article
“If we are organized backstage, then our lives are less complicated” — Unknown I find it very rewarding to have a linen storage that keeps one’s sheets, towels, tablecloths, placemats and blankets all organized. This wonderful wall of storage built at Robert Todd Lincoln’s home, known as the Hildene Estate, is a major feature of... Read the full article