Ventfort Hall

  • Address: 120 and 148 Walker St and 55 Kemble St
  • Hours: Open Daily Year-Round Monday through Friday 10am - 5pmWeekends 10am - 3pm
  • Phone: 413-637-3206
  • Official Name: Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Available for private functions

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Ventfort Hall


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1863/05/02 Robert Gould Shaw Groom Anna Kneeland Haggerty marries Robert Gould Shaw in New York City. Deciding to marry before his unit leaves Boston, the couple spend their brief honeymoon at the Haggerty family home, Vent Fort, in Lenox, Mass.
1891/00/00 Rotch and Tilden Architect After tearing down the existing residence, construction begins on Ventfort Hall, a summer home for George H and Sarah S Morgan, built 1891-1893.
1893/00/00 Sarah Morgan Home Ventfort Hall is completed for George H and Sarah S Morgan.
1911/00/00 Junius Spencer Morgan II Home After the death of their father, George Morgan, Junius Spencer Morgan II and Caroline Morgan inherit Ventfort.
1916/00/00 Margaret Emerson Vanderbilt Home Margaret Vanderbilt rents Ventfort Hall for several years, 1916-1917.
1925/00/00 W Roscoe and Mary Minturn Bonsal buy Ventfort Hall after seven years as tenants. Bonsal, built the first cross-state railroad in Florida and served as president and treasurer of the North and South Carolina Railway and the South Carolina Western Railway.

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Particulars for Ventfort Hall:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Jacobethan Revival
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Architectural Style Tudor Revival

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 93000055
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Rotch and Tilden
Architectural Style: Other, Tudor revival
Attribute: Jacobethan Revival
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Social history, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Event
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1893, 1911, c 1920
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Secondary structure, Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Secondary structure Single dwelling

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