Long Branch in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
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. Touch 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); Norman Mailer/Scarboro Hotel (approx. 0.7 Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dorothy Parker Birthplace (approx. 1.6 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Branch.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.