Mansion House

Mansion House (HMVLQ)

Location: Long Branch, NJ 07740 Monmouth County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 18.12', W 73° 58.754'

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1845 — 1910

— West side of Ocean Avenue between Laird Street and Chelsea Avenue —

The Mansion House was considered to be the finest hotel of its day. On August 22, 1861, the wife of Abraham Lincoln visited Long Branch and stayed at the Mansion House. A thrilling demonstration of an ocean rescue by the Life-Saving Service, which later became the Coast Guard, was arranged for Mrs. Lincoln by former Governor William A. Newell. That night, a "Grand Hop" was held at the hotel in her honor. First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln's visit drew the Nation's eye to the city as a fashionable resort during the Gilded Age. President Ulysses S. Grant was also a guest at the Mansion House. The hotel burned in 1884, was rebuilt, and was torn down in 1910 to make way for a new pier.
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HM NumberHMVLQ
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByLong Branch Historical Society and City of Long Branch
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586748 N 4461776
Decimal Degrees40.30200000, -73.97923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 18.12', W 73° 58.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 18' 7.20" N, 73° 58' 45.24" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-40 Centennial Dr, Long Branch NJ 07740, US
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By inviting Mary Lincolns visit to Long Branch NJ Gov.Wm.August Newell help give publicity to insure Congressional backing for the US Life Saving Service for runner to the Coast Guard to which Lincoln had appointed him to head.

Aug 22, 2015 at 12:39am PDT by elberonlady

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