Exterior Images of the Guggenheim Mansion
Guggenheim Memorial Library, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey

The Guggenheim Mansion, completed in 1905,  is located at the corner of Norwood and Cedar Avenues in West Long Branch, New Jersey.  This was the summer home of Murry and Leonie Guggenheim and their family.  On September 9, 1960, the Guggenheim Foundation conveyed the estate to Monmouth University (then Monmouth College).  The following year, on September 24, 1961, the Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library was dedicated.    Back

The south facade of the Mansion, facing Cedar Avenue.
 
 

The Norwood Avenue entrance.
 
 


The Porte Cochere is the north facade's most striking feature.
 

The manicured grounds and lush lawns provide an ideal setting.
 
 

The original Cedar Avenue gates to the estate.  The gates have been modified and relocated to serve as the entrance to Monmouth University's north campus.  Notice the craftsmanship in the wrought iron, including a decorative "MG".
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