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Schuyler-Colfax House

Schuyler-Colfax House
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Location 2343 Paterson Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, New Jersey
Coordinates

40°59′15″N 74°16′47″W / 40.98750°N 74.27972°W / 40.98750; -74.27972Coordinates: 40°59′15″N 74°16′47″W / 40.98750°N 74.27972°W / 40.98750; -74.27972

Area less than one acre
Built 1695
Architect Captain Arent Schuyler
Architectural style Dutch Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001133[1]
 # 2413[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 3, 1973
Designated  September 11, 1970

The Schuyler-Colfax House, is located in Wayne, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. The house was built in 1695 by Arent Schuyler and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 1973.[3]

History

Completed as a one-room farmhouse in 1695 by Arent Schuyler, the Schuyler homestead was passed to Arent Schuyler's great granddaughter Hester Schuyler who married William Colfax, commander of George Washington's Life Guards. Their grandson, Schuyler Colfax, Jr., was the 17th Vice President of the United States. The Dutch Colonial style addition to the originally brick and field-stone building was added by Colfax in 1783.

Despite the 20th century alteration of the structure to add dormers in place of "belly-windows," the Schuyler-Colfax House was added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1965, a decision based upon surviving historic features and the important role the Schuyler-Colfax family has played in local history.[4]

Today, the building operates as a local history museum having been purchased in 1994 by Wayne Township from Dr. Jane Colfax.

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References

External links

  • Wayne Township Parks and Recreation Department


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