Thomas Nast Home

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Thomas Nast Home
Thomas Nast Home.jpg
Front elevation and east profile, 2008
Thomas Nast Home is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Thomas Nast Home
Thomas Nast Home is located in New Jersey
Thomas Nast Home
Thomas Nast Home is located in the US
Thomas Nast Home
Location Morristown, NJ
Coordinates 40°47′30″N 74°28′52″W / 40.79167°N 74.48111°W / 40.79167; -74.48111Coordinates: 40°47′30″N 74°28′52″W / 40.79167°N 74.48111°W / 40.79167; -74.48111
Built 1873
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP reference # 66000470[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL January 29, 1964[2]

The Thomas Nast Home, also known as Villa Fontana, was the home of German born Thomas Nast in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. He was a editorial cartoonist whose drawings in Harpers Weekly contributed to the downfall of Tammany Hall. He is also known as the creator of several iconic images such as Santa Claus, the Democratic Donkey, and the Republican Elephant.[3][4]

The house was named a National Historic Landmark in 1964[2] and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Thomas Nast Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  3. ^ Greenwood, Richard (August 1, 1975). "Thomas Nast Home, Villa Fontana" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Thomas Nast Home, Villa Fontana" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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