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Brinkerhoff House

 
 
Brinkerhoff House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
1. Brinkerhoff House Marker
Inscription. Located in old “Polifly”, George Brinkerhoff built this house about 1792 on a 200 acre farm he purchased in 1784. Owned in 1806 by son Henry G. and in 1849 by his son, Enoch, a N.J. Assemblyman. In the 1870’s, great-grandson Henry E. remodeled the house. He later became a founding councilman of the Borough of Wood-Ridge. Purchased in 1905 by Leopold Brandenburg, Mayor in 1918-19. The house was renovated as the town memorial library in 1954.

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Woman’s Club of Wood-Ridge 1982

 
Erected 1982 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 120.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 50.864′ N, 74° 4.908′ W. Marker is in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Hackensack Street and Highland Ave., on the left when traveling north on Hackensack Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Hackensack St., Wood Ridge NJ 07075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll World War (a few steps from this marker);
Wood-Ridge Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
2. Wood-Ridge Library
The white/frame building shown in this picture was added in the year 2000 with approval of the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office. An historic renovation of the Brinkerhoff House, and a the 2000 square foot addition in the original frame building's Dutch Style, was completed in 2000. The two buildings together serve as the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
Veterans Walk of Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Wood Ridge Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Polifly Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clinton and Gore (approx. 1.1 miles away); Teterboro Airport (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society Historic Site Markers. (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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Brinkerhoff House and Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 30, 2008
3. Brinkerhoff House and Library
The Brinkerhoff House is to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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