A View from the Strauss Mansion

By Greg Caggiano, AHHS Board Member

Partly visible from the second floor window of the Strauss Mansion is the other "summer cottage" on the hillside built by the architect/builder team of Solomon Cohen and Adolph Huntera. This one dates three years earlier to 1890 and was named "Maple Lawn" by its original owner Michael Montanye.


Like Adolph Strauss, he was a businessman who worked on 49th street in New York City and would have traveled here via the ferry with a staff of servants. Montanye and Strauss were two of many "49ers" who called the hills of Atlantic Highlands home, at least in the summer.


Click here for more information about Maple Lawn.