Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jersey City’s oldest building, the Newkirk House was erected circa 1690 a few blocks northeast of the nearby Dutch settlement of Bergen Square (1660).
Occupied for two centuries by the Newkirk family, the sandstone structure was sold by descendants in 1889 and moved and altered in 1928 for the widening of Summit Avenue.
The Newkirk House stands as a rare reminder of Jersey City’s primordial Dutch heritage.
Location. 40° 43.877′ N, 74° 3.619′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Summit Avenue (County Route 617) south of Magnolia Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Summit Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07306, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Roosevelt Robinson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter Stuyvesant (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Bergen Church (approx. half a mile away); Jane Tuers (approx. half a mile away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roger A. McGinley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blakeslee Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mystic Lincoln (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jersey City.
Also see . . . History of the Summit House/Newkirk House. Jersey City, Past and Present website. (Submitted on March 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.