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Long Branch in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mansion House

1845 — 1910

 

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

 
Mansion House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., August 24, 2011
1. Mansion House Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Erected 2011 by Long Branch Historical Society and City of Long Branch.
 
Location. 40° 18.12′ N, 73° 58.754′ W. Marker is in Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Chelsea Avenue and Centennial Drive on Chelsea Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Branch NJ 07740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steinbach's Cobblestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Parker Birthplace (approx. 1.6 miles
Mansion House Marker (view from East) image. Click for full size.
By R. C., August 24, 2011
2. Mansion House Marker (view from East)
away); Historic Site of Old Free Church Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 2.7 miles away); Brinley Grist Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Brinley Grist Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Church of the Presidents (approx. 2.8 miles away); This steam engine rim (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Branch.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Mansion House Marker (from North) image. Click for full size.
By R. C., August 24, 2011
3. Mansion House Marker (from North)
Atlantic Ocean image. Click for full size.
By R. C., August 14, 2011
4. Atlantic Ocean
Mrs. Lincoln's view of the Atlantic taken from near a spot she possibly occupied at some point in the time stream.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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