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Roger Morris Park

Jumel Terr To Edgecombe Av, W 160 St To W 162 St

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Located within Roger Morris Park, Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, Morris-Jumel Mansion, is a monument to colonial grandeur. Built in 1765 as a summer retreat for British colonel Roger Morris and his American wife Mary Philipse, this house is the only survivor of a number of similar country houses built by wealthy New Yorkers. Morris, the nephew of a successful English architect, was greatly influenced by the designs of the 16th-century Italian architect Palladio. His sophisticated residence includes a monumental portico and pediment, supported by grand Tuscan columns, and a large, two-story octagonal addition at the rear, one of the first of its kind in the country.

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  • Mon
    Sunny
    72°F
  • Tue
    Showers Likely
    75°F
  • Wed
    Sunny
    74°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    72°F

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