Thomas Nast Home

Also known as: Villa Fontana
MacCulloch Ave. and Miller Rd., Morristown, New Jersey

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Description 

From 1873 to 1902, Villa Fontana was the home of Thomas Nast (1840-1902), German-born editorial cartoonist. Nast is best remembered for his devastating and seering cartoons directed against the Tweed Ring of New York City, the corrupt politicians who had looted the city of millions after the Civil War. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000470
NR name
Nast, Thomas, Home
Architectural styles
Victorian: Second Empire; Other architectural type; Mansard
Areas of significance
Art; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1873; 1902