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Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Plume House

 
 
Plume House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. Plume House Marker
Inscription.
Built about 1710 by Plume
family. Became House of
Prayer Rectory, 1850. Rev.
Hannibal Goodwin invented
celluloid film here, 1887.

 
Erected 1964 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 44.881′ N, 74° 10.257′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue/Broad Street and State Street, on the right when traveling south on University Avenue/Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of John Plume (a few steps from this marker); Donald T. Dust Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seth Boyden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Lucy's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seth Boyden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Line of March of Washington’s Army (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Academy in Newark (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker in Newark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Marker in Newark
In November of 1776, George Washington and the Continental army passed by the Plume House during their retreat across New Jersey after the Battle of Brooklyn.
Plume House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Plume House
This is thought to be the oldest house remaining in the city of Newark.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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