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

Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite

 
 
Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
1. Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite
Inscription. The main wing of this house was built in 1808 by Benjamin P. Westervelt who served in the local militia during the Revolution. The site of this house has been continuously owned by the Westervelt family since early colonial times. General Erskineís maps show a Westervelt home on this site in 1778. A fine example of the Dutch Colonial style, it served as a background in some early moving pictures.
Sponsored by the Cresskill Rotary Club.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.546′ N, 73° 57.42′ W. Marker is in Cresskill, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road (County Route 501) and Westervelt Place, on the left when traveling north on County Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cresskill NJ 07626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huylerís Landing Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Capít John Huylerís Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Christie-Parsels House
Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
2. Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite Marker
(approx. one mile away); Camp Merritt (approx. one mile away); Camp Merritt Memorial (approx. one mile away); Demarest Railroad Station (approx. one mile away); Douwe Talema (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sautes Taveís Begraven Ground (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cresskill.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Westervelt Homesite and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
3. Westervelt Homesite and Marker
Westervelt Homestead Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
4. Westervelt Homestead
Benjamin P. Westervelt's Dutch Colonial House is today a private residence.
The house in 1938 Photo, Click for full size
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, October 25, 1938
5. The house in 1938
The Historic American Buildings Survey also has 19 architectural drawings of the house and its details.
Main Hall, Benjamin P. Westervelt House Photo, Click for full size
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, October 25, 1938
6. Main Hall, Benjamin P. Westervelt House
Living Room One, Benjamin P. Westervelt House Photo, Click for full size
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, October 25, 1938
7. Living Room One, Benjamin P. Westervelt House
Living Room Two, Benjamin P. Westervelt House Photo, Click for full size
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, October 25, 1938
8. Living Room Two, Benjamin P. Westervelt House
 
 
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