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Shadow Lawn (New Jersey)

Shadow Lawn
Woodrow Wilson Hall
Shadow Lawn (New Jersey) is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Shadow Lawn (New Jersey)
Location Cedar and Norwood Avenues, West Long Branch, New Jersey
Built 1927
Built by Thompson–Starrett Co.[1]
Architect Horace Trumbauer, Julian Abele[2]
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001780
NJRHP # 2084[3]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 28, 1978[4]
Designated NHL February 4, 1985[5]
Designated NJRHP August 19, 1977

Shadow Lawn is a historic building in West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.


It was built in 1927 for Hubert T. Parsons, president of the F.W. Woolworth Company. Parsons was financially ruined by the Great Depression and the house was sold in 1939 for $100. Now called Woodrow Wilson Hall, it became part of Monmouth University in 1956.

The building stands on the site of Joseph Benedict Greenhut's earlier estate of the same name, which was destroyed by a fire. That building was the summer White House for President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

Shadow Lawn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and then declared a National Historic Landmark in 1985.[5][2]

In 1982 the 130-room, 19-bath building was used to portray Oliver Warbucks' (Albert Finney) mansion in the film Annie.[6]

In 2004, the college was attempting to raise funds to restore the building.[5]


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  6. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "Annie", The New York Times, p. SM 40, May 2, 1982.

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