St. John's Parsonage

St. John's Parsonage is a historic house at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, United States.

St. John's Parsonage
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St. John's Parsonage is located in Union County, New Jersey
St. John's Parsonage
St. John's Parsonage is located in New Jersey
St. John's Parsonage
St. John's Parsonage is located in the United States
St. John's Parsonage
Location633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Coordinates40°39′37″N 74°12′45″W / 40.66028°N 74.21250°W / 40.66028; -74.21250Coordinates: 40°39′37″N 74°12′45″W / 40.66028°N 74.21250°W / 40.66028; -74.21250
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1696
ArchitectHampton, Andrew
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.82003306[1]
NJRHP No.2669[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 16, 1982
Designated NJRHPApril 30, 1982

It served as the parsonage and school for St. John's Church from 1749 to about 1885, after which it was used by the parish for "charitable purposes" until 1902. It was thereafter sold and used as a boarding house until purchased by the Elizabethtown Historical Society in 1960 and renovated.[1]

A stone plaque on the facade between the first and second stories states it was built 1696 and rebuilt 1817. The red brick Federal style structure dates to at least 1749, and was restored in 1960 to its 1818 appearance. One wing is believed to be date to a 1696 structure. The floor plan and silhouette are typical of New Jersey homes of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.[1]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Union County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 7, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2010.

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