Morton Home

Birthplace of Levi Parsons Morton

This house looks virtually the same now as it did in this old postcard from the 1890s. Levi P. Morton was born in this house, located on Route 22A north of Shoreham Village, on May 16, 1824. His father was the minister of the Congregational Church. His family soon moved to a house in the Village where he spent his boyhood. Levi became a governor of New York and was also vice president of the United States under Benjamin Harrison. He was also ambassador to France; during his tenure he accepted the Statue of Liberty as a gift from France to the United States.