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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Proprietary House

Built in 1762

 
 
Proprietary House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
1. Proprietary House Marker
Inscription.
Additions placed in 1808
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Built of British-imported brick by the
Colonial Proprietors of East Jersey.

Home of the last royal Governor of
New Jersey, William Franklin in 1774.

Became a British military headquarters
during the Revolution.

Converted into a hotel:
“The Brighton” in 1808

Listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.

 
Location. 40° 30.208′ N, 74° 16.142′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearny Avenue and Harrison Place, on the right when traveling south on Kearny Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governorís House (a few steps from this marker); St. Peterís Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest Parish in the State (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peterís Episcopal Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Mundy Peterson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kearny Cottage (approx.
Proprietary House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
2. Proprietary House Marker
ľ mile away); The Bill of Rights Arch (approx. ľ mile away); The Perth Amboy Fireman's Triangle Forged 1883 (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Proprietary House. (Submitted on June 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Proprietary House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
3. Proprietary House Marker
Proprietary House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
4. Proprietary House
The Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, NJ is the only official Royal Governor's mansion in the original 13 colonies that is still standing.
Proprietary House Dining Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
5. Proprietary House Dining Room
In the Drawing Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
6. In the Drawing Room
Governor William Franklin is seen here in the Drawing Room of the Proprietary House. With him are his wife Elizabeth and Andrew the butler.
Gov. Franklin in the Main Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2015
7. Gov. Franklin in the Main Hall
Col. Nathaniel Heard serves Gov. William Franklin with the Congressional proclamation calling for his arrest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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