The Morris-Jumel Mansion

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The fascinating story behind the Morris-Jumel Mansion begins with Roger Morris, an officer for the British Army, and his American wife Mary Philipse. They both decided to build and design a country estate that would occupy 130 acres of land and stretch from all the way from Harlem to the Hudson River. The estate was meant to be used as a summer farm where the newly-wed couple could grow fruits, vegetables and raise animals. At the time, the island of Manhattan was sparsely populated and the vast land provided many opportunities for harvesting and farming.

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Edgar Catasus

Edgar is a a film fanatic, a food lover, and an Upper West Side enthusiast. After working in PR and marketing in Chicago, he is pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. He loves photography and on his spare time you can find him hiking or biking the great outdoors (while also snapping some pretty awesome Instagram pics!).

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