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Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

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  A collection of buildings, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913). As early as 1890 Morgan had an assemblage of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints.

    A collection of buildings, The Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913). As early as 1890 Morgan had an assemblage of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints.

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  The library was designed by Charles McKim between 1902 and 1906.

    The library was designed by Charles McKim between 1902 and 1906.

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  The exterior of 219 Madison Avenue, the home of J. Pierpont Morgan.

    The exterior of 219 Madison Avenue, the home of J. Pierpont Morgan.

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  In 1924, eleven years after Pierpont Morgan's death, his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867–1943), made the library available to the public.

    In 1924, eleven years after Pierpont Morgan's death, his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867–1943), made the library available to the public.

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  The marble and mosaic entrance rotunda received a thorough cleaning during the museum's $106 million renovation and expansion.

    The marble and mosaic entrance rotunda received a thorough cleaning during the museum's $106 million renovation and expansion.

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  Inside the study, or the West Room, was used for Morgan's personal business. The velvet-covered furnishings were reupholstered during the renovation.

    Inside the study, or the West Room, was used for Morgan's personal business. The velvet-covered furnishings were reupholstered during the renovation.

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