General Grant's New York Home
Ulysses' and Julia's home on East 66th Street in New York City is one of their dwellings about which little is known. It was here that he spent some of the last months of his life, working on his Memoirs in his library and being treated by his physicians for throat cancer. It was outside the brownstone and brick building pictured above that both the press and the public waited daily for word on his condition.
Few actual photographs of the interior of this home are known to exist, but one of the parlor and one of the library were published in a two volume set of books titled Artistic Houses between the years 1883 and 1885.
Please note that these pictures, as taken and published in the 1880s, were printed reversed, or printed from the wrong side of the negative. To read more about this occurrence and to see the photos printed correctly, read The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," by Arnold Lewis, James Turner, and Steven McQuillin. New York: Dover, 1987.
photo of the Parlor.
Large scan photo of the Parlor.
Small scan photo of the Library.
Larger scan photo of the Library.
The four story mansion stood until some time in the 1930s when a developer razed the building to construct an apartment. A plaque on the building commemorates the family's former residence at that location.
Artistic Houses: Being a Series of Interior Views of a Number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States
New York: Appleton, 1883-1885
Memorial Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
by Stephen M. Allen
Boston: Stephen M. Allen, 1889
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