Sarah Morgan Mansion and Gilded age Museum

Built-in 1893 by Sarah Morgan who inherited 800-900k which is 27 million dollars today, sister of the financier J.P. Morgan. The mansion went through a number of incarnations before opening to the public as a museum and event venue. It is currently listed on the national register of historic places and as an official project of the federal “Save America’s Treasures” program. The mansion is familiar to many as the site of the orphanage in the Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules. Continue reading “Sarah Morgan Mansion and Gilded age Museum”

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Sarah Morgan’s Carriage House

In 1893 Sarah Morgan, sister of the financier J.P. Morgan which we know as Chase. On her property, the Morgan’s also built two charming brick gatehouses and a carriage house in the same decorative style as her mansion. The horses were stabled here and pastured in a large sloping field across Walker St. Upstairs in the carriage house were living quarters for the men who worked on the property. Continue reading “Sarah Morgan’s Carriage House”