Henry Whitney Mansion

Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut

Built in 1835, for Henry Whitney (1812-1856) and his first wife, Hannah Eugenia Lawrence (1815-1844). Henry was the second son of Stephen Whitney, a native of Derby, Connecticut, who in 1830 was named as one of New York's first five millionaires. This house was a wedding gift to Henry and Hannah who were married in the same year that it was commissioned. It was designed by New York's pre-eminent architect of that era, Alexander Jackson Davis. Henry Whitney died in 1856 and his widow (his second wife, Maria) continued to live here until her death in 1886. It was afterwards lived in by Henry's only son, Stephen Whitney (1841-1905). It was demolished in 1924.

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Henry Whitney

Henry Whitney, of New Haven, Connecticut

1812-1856

Hannah Eugenia Lawrence

Mrs Hannah Eugenia (Lawrence) Whitney

1815-1844

Stephen Whitney

Stephen Whitney, of New Haven, Connecticut

1841-1905

Margaret Lawrence Johnson

Mrs Margaret Lawrence (Johnson) Whitney

1841-1884

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 14/02/2020 and last updated on 14/02/2020.

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