Shadow Lawn (New Jersey)
Woodrow Wilson Hall
|Location||Cedar and Norwood Avenues, West Long Branch, New Jersey|
|Coordinates||40°16′46″N 74°0′19″W / 40.27944°N 74.00528°WCoordinates: 40°16′46″N 74°0′19″W / 40.27944°N 74.00528°W|
|Built by||Thompson–Starrett Co.|
|Architect||Horace Trumbauer, Julian Abele|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other|
|NRHP Reference #||78001780|
|Added to NRHP||March 28, 1978|
|Designated NHL||February 4, 1985|
|Designated NJRHP||August 19, 1977|
It was built in 1927 for Hubert T. Parsons, president of the F.W. Woolworth Company. Parsons was financially ruined by the Great Depression and the house was sold in 1939 for $100. Now called Woodrow Wilson Hall, it became part of Monmouth University in 1956.
The building stands on the site of Joseph Benedict Greenhut's earlier estate of the same name, which was destroyed by a fire. That building was the summer White House for President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.
In 1982 the 130-room, 19-bath building was used to portray Oliver Warbucks' (Albert Finney) mansion in the film Annie.
- "Early History of West Long Branch: Shadow Lawn". The West Long Branch Historical Society.
- "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying photos (32 KB)
- "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Monmouth County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 12. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Shadow Lawn". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- Turan, Kenneth. "Annie", The New York Times, p. SM 40, May 2, 1982.
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- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NJ-1188, "Shadow Lawn", 1 measured drawing, 1 data page
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