Lewis G. Morris House

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Lewis G. Morris House
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Lewis G. Morris House is located in New York City
Lewis G. Morris House
Lewis G. Morris House is located in New York
Lewis G. Morris House
Lewis G. Morris House is located in the US
Lewis G. Morris House
Location 100 East 85th Street, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°46′46″N 73°57′28″W / 40.77944°N 73.95778°W / 40.77944; -73.95778Coordinates: 40°46′46″N 73°57′28″W / 40.77944°N 73.95778°W / 40.77944; -73.95778
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Architect Ernest Flagg
Architectural style Neo-Federal
NRHP reference # 77000960[1]
NYCL # 45
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 12, 1977
Designated NYCL January 24, 1967

The Lewis Gouverneur and Nathalie Bailey Morris House is a historic building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. The five-story dark red brick house was built in 1913-14 as a private residence for Lewis Gouverneur Morris, a financier and descendent of Gouverneur Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Design[edit]

Designed by the famous architect Ernest Flagg using an asymmetrical plan, the house's distinctive style was inspired by English Queen Anne architecture, along with Colonial and Federal architectural styles. The building features staggered stair windows, half-fan windows in pairs, a double height oriel over the garage, and a square cupola.[2]

Later life[edit]

The building was later also called the New World Foundation Building. Its address is 1015 Park Avenue, although its entrance is around the corner at 100 East 85th Street. The house was made a New York City Designated Landmark on January 24, 1967, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1] Its facade was restored by the Avi Chai Foundation in 2000.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2012