Vail Mansion

Vail Mansion. Yup.

Originally, this main building was intended to be Mr. Vail’s house and personal museum for his collection of “art and family inventions” (as Theodore Vail himself was “twice president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, and considered the chief architect of the Bell System [Morristown Partnership, 2011, stop 14]”).

Vail Mansion, date unknown.

The structure was built between 1916 and 1918; unfortunately, Mr. Vail died shortly thereafter and never got to live in his own mansion. The Town of Morristown bought the place in 1922, and it has served as municipal offices ever since.

 

References:

Morristown Partnership. (2011?). “Morristown’s History.” http://www.morristown-nj.org/history_cont.html

Williams, J.M. (1996). Images of America: Morristown. Arcadia Publishing: Dover, NH. ISBN 0752402072.

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