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Ho Ho Kus in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Well-House

 
 
Well-House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
1. Well-House Marker
Inscription. William Dayton Rosencrantz, his children William Dayton, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth, and second wife Bessie posed (circa 1890) in front of the well-house which provided water for the Rosencrantz family and for travelers on Franklin Turnpike. The well-house harmonized with the gabled roof and Gothic pointed arches of the 1847 Hermitage. Victorians felt that arches represented the loftier moral principles of an earlier day in contrast to the newly developing industrial society.
 
Location. 41° 0.442′ N, 74° 7.054′ W. Marker is in Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from North Franklin Turnpike (County Route 507), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Hermitage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 North Franklin Turn335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho Ho Kus NJ 07423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Front Entrance (a few steps from this marker); The Hermitage (a few steps from this marker); North Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Leisure Activities (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rosencrantz Heritage
Well-House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
2. Well-House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian Tea Party (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Bricks” (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosencrantz Cotton Mills (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ho Ho Kus.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a 19th-century photograph of the Rosencrantz family in front of the Well-House.
 
Also see . . .  The Rosencrantz Family and the Hermitage – 1807 - 1970. The Hermitage website. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker at the Well-House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
3. Marker at the Well-House
The Hermitage can be seen behind the marker and Well-House.
Marker at the Hermitage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
4. Marker at the Hermitage
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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