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Sansay House - Circa 1807
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 79scouts
N 40° 47.688 W 074° 28.884
18T E 543750 N 4516107
Quick Description: Historical Marker for the Sansay House at 17 DeHart Street in Morristown, NJ.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 5:22:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMC3WR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 1

Long Description:
The following is from the Virtual Tour on the Morristown.org website:
This house was built in 1807 and named for Monsieur Louis Sansay, a French dancing master, who brought gracious manners to town by directing a popular dancing school in his home. His house was the site of an elegant, men-only dinner, held in honor of a Revolutionary hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. Later, after Rev. Albert Barnes (Presbyterian Church on the Green) denounced the "sin" of dancing in one of his sermons, Sansay´s dancing school went bankrupt. The dance master left Morristown and was never heard from again.


There is also a plaque on the house that was placed by the Town of Morristown that reads:

Continental Army Encampments
1776 - 1782
Sansay House in which reception was given
Lafayette on his return here July 14, 1825.
Marker Name: Sansay House Circa 1807

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
Monsieur Louis Sansay, French dancing school here. House was site of ball honoring Lafayette in 1825. Later home of General Joseph Revere. National Register of Historic Places New Jersey Register of Historic Places Morris County Heritage Commission


Dedication Date: 1/1/1977

City: Morristown

County: Morris

Group responsible for placement: Morris County Heritage Commission

Web Link: [Web Link]

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