The Pierpont Morgan House in the 1920s


J.Pierpont Morgan Home 1882- 1928

36th Street at Madison

One of three houses built in the mid 1850’s by John Jay Phelps. Purchased by Mr. Morgan in 1882, it was the first electric-lit private residence in New York City. (Thomas Edison was a business friend of Mr. Morgan.) The home was demolished in 1928 to make way for the Morgan Library Annex.

Black on ivory paper approximately 11″ x 14″.

Artwork by Dean Avery, courtesy of the estate of Dean Avery.

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