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Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boxwood Hall

1750

 
 
Boxwood Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. Boxwood Hall Marker
Inscription. Samuel Woodruff, Elizabethtown mayor, built Boxwood Hall about 1750. From 1772 to 1795 it was the home of Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), who served as president of the Continental Congress after the colonies signed a peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War. In 1789 George Washington took lunch here on his way to Manhattan to be sworn in as the United States’ first president. Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824), a signer of the Constitution and later U.S. Senator from New Jersey lived here from 1795 to 1824.
 
Location. 40° 39.823′ N, 74° 12.602′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on East Jersey Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Property of John Ogden   1680 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Winfield Scott (about 300 feet away); The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682 (about 300 feet away); The Belcher-Ogden Mansion (about 300 feet away); Seven Astronauts (about 400 feet away); Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial
Boxwood Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Boxwood Hall Marker
(about 400 feet away); Old Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); First Site of Princeton University (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a current photo of Boxwood Hall. Below this is a photo of the interior with the caption “In the 19th century, Boxwood Hall was a girls’ school, then the Home for Aged Women. Saved from the wrecking ball by local citizens in 1941, the house became a National Landmark in 1972.”
A portrait of Jonathan Dayton, third owner of Boxwood Hall appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Boxwood Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Boxwood Hall
Elias Boudinot, President of the Continental Congress, lived at Boxwood Hall and hosted guests including George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Rev. James Caldwell, Richard Stockton and others. Alexander Hamilton stayed here while attending the nearby Old Academy.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 551 times since then. 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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