The Morgan State House
The Morgan State House is an excellent example of late 19th-century elegance and design. It has been restored to provide the most unique accommodations in the Capital District. Voted "Best in the Capital /Saratoga Region", The Morgan State House is an Inn honoring the European tradition. It was developed to provide luxury and business accommodations for leisure and corporate travelers, in an atmosphere, which leaves them feeling truly at home. It is centrally located in downtown Albany, on a quiet, tree-lined residential street overlooking Washington Park. Now offering in room massages.
This Townhouse Mansion at 393 State Street was the lifelong home of Alice Morgan Wright, who resided here from 1888 until her death in 1975. The house was designed by R.W. Gibson, the architect of the Cathedral of All Saints, for her father, Henry Wright, who made a fortune in dry goods during the Civil War. The multiple peaked gables and intricate interior details reflect Gibson's love of the Japonaise aesthetic of the 1880's, which presaged modern American art. Ms. Wright was among America's most noted figures in obtaining women's suffrage who, after being jailed in London with Emaline Pankhurst, returned to New York where in 1921 she helped found the New York League of Women's Voters. An influential artist of the Art Deco style, Ms. Wright maintained a studio on the fourth floor of the house, and her works can be found in museums and private collections throughout the country.
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