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De Mott – Westervelt House

 
 
De Mott – Westervelt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2008
1. De Mott – Westervelt House Marker
Inscription. Built about 1808 by Henry DeMott, this sandstone Dutch Colonial house was once attached to the pre-Revolutionary homestead of Albert Lydecker. Material from the older house used in the present frame wing built c. 1810 by Peter Westervelt. The Westervelt family owned the homestead until 1936. Adjacent Dutch Barn is an adaptation of the European “bouwhuys”, or farmhouse, where men and cattle lived under one roof.

Sponsored by the Englewood Bicentennial Committee. 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.029′ N, 73° 58.635′ W. Marker is in Englewood, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Grand Avenue (County Route 501), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 285 Grand Avenue, Englewood NJ 07631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John G. Benson House (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Van Horne’s Grist Mill
De Mott – Westervelt House on Grand Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2008
2. De Mott – Westervelt House on Grand Ave
The De Mott – Westervelt House is on the list of Registered Historic Places. This picture shows the the older, stone portion of the house.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Vreeland House (approx. 0.8 miles away); English Neighborhood Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Slave Burial Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away); Liberty Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Englewood.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society Historic Site Markers. (Submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Dutch Barn Portion of House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2008
3. Dutch Barn Portion of House
This portion of the house is based on a European farmhouse where man and cattle shared the same structure.
The house in 1936 image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey for the Historic American Buildings Survey, May 5, 1936
4. The house in 1936
Note that there is only one dormer on the older part of the house. It is unclear whether the second dormer present now is a restoration of a part once removed or a new addition.
Hall and staircase, De Mott – Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
Nathaniel R. Ewan for the Historic American Buildings Survey, December 1, 1936
5. Hall and staircase, De Mott – Westervelt House
Kitchen, De Mott – Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
Nathaniel R. Ewan for the Historic American Buildings Survey, December 1, 1936
6. Kitchen, De Mott – Westervelt House
Living room door, De Mott – Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
Nathaniel R. Ewan for the Historic American Buildings Survey, December 1, 1936
7. Living room door, De Mott – Westervelt House
Living room detail, De Mott – Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
Nathaniel R. Ewan for the Historic American Buildings Survey, December 1, 1936
8. Living room detail, De Mott – Westervelt House
 
 
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