Potter's Tavern is located at 49–51 Broad Street in the city of Bridgeton in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. Built in 1770, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1971, for its significance in architecture, communications, and politics.[3] The building was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) in 2003.[4]

Potter's Tavern
Potter's Tavern is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Potter's Tavern
Potter's Tavern is located in New Jersey
Potter's Tavern
Potter's Tavern is located in the United States
Potter's Tavern
Location49–51 Broad Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey
Coordinates39°25′40″N 75°14′20″W / 39.42778°N 75.23889°W / 39.42778; -75.23889
NRHP reference No.71000501[1]
NJRHP No.1031[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 10, 1971
Designated NJRHPMay 6, 1971

History and description


The tavern is a two and one-half story frame building constructed in 1770. Matthew Potter, a blacksmith from Philadelphia, was proprietor from 1774 to 1779.[4] It was a popular spot during the years before the American Revolution. In December 1775, the newspaper The Plain Dealer, considered the first regular newspaper in New Jersey, was published here. Two future governors of New Jersey, Richard Howell and Joseph Bloomfield, wrote articles for the paper.[3]

See also



  1. ^ "National Register Information System – (#71000501)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Cumberland County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. June 22, 2023. p. 1.
  3. ^ a b Landis, Meade (March 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Potter's Tavern". National Park Service. With accompanying photo
  4. ^ a b "Potter's Tavern". Historic American Buildings Survey. 2003.