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Woodrow Wilson Hall, Long Branch
1929


Horace Horace Trumbauer & Julian Abele

Called the “Summer White House,” Woodrow Wilson Hall is located in Long Branch, New Jersey, on the grounds of Monmouth University. Formerly known as the Shadow Lawn mansion, the building was constructed in 1929 at a cost of $10.5 million. Wilson Hall was built “as the private residence of former F.W. Woolworth Co. president Hubert Templeton Parson and his wife Maysie. Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer and his assistant Julian Abele, the first African-American professional architect, designed the mansion in the neoclassical French tradition. The construction incorporates limestone quarried in Belford, Indiana (also used in the Empire State Building), steel, concrete, and 50 varieties of Italian marble.”(1) More recently the building was used as the home of Daddy Warbucks in the movie “Annie” (1981).

(1) Monmouth University web site (see link below).




Woodrow Wilson Hall, 1929, Monmouth University, Long Branch (Monmouth County). Photograph by Dan Beards (see “community webshots” link, below).

Wilson Hall, 1929, Monmouth University, Long Branch (Monmouth County). Photograph by Dan Beards (see “community webshots” link, below).

Links:
http://community.webshots.com/user/dbeards3
http://www.monmouth.edu/about/history/wilson.asp
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