Levi P. Morton (1824-1920) served as Vice President of the United States, Governor of New York, Congressman from New York City, and Ambassador to France. The building was erected by Anna L. and Levi P. Morton in memory of their daughter Lena for the use of the people of Rhinecliff. It was dedicated in 1908. The building he gave to the community is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Community events held frequently.
Happy birthday to our very own founder, Levi P. Morton, who was born on May 16, 1824. Levi P. Morton celebrated his own birthday by inviting the children of Rhinecliff to Ellerslie, his estate on the Hudson. There they would feast upon cakes and homemade ice cream from his prized Guernsey cows.
We may not be able to offer you ice cream this month but honey, refreshments, and weeds that are ‘nutritious and not a nuisance’ will definitely be on the May Morton menu.