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

Alexander Grant House

 
 
Alexander Grant House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 26, 2020
1. Alexander Grant House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1721 with earlier portions constructed c. 1690-1700. In addition to serving as a residence, these buildings once housed a temperance hotel and medical offices. John S. Rock, the first African-American attorney admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, studied dentistry here prior to 1850.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1721.
 
Location. 39° 34.394′ N, 75° 27.997′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is on Market Street (New Jersey Route 45) north of Center Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Market St, Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem County Office Building (here, next to this marker); Fenwick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library (within shouting distance of this marker); New Johnson Hall (within shouting
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distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Salem (within shouting distance of this marker); John G. Thackeay House (within shouting distance of this marker); 95 Market Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Alexander Grant House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 26, 2020
2. Alexander Grant House
John S. Rock image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. John S. Rock
From Harper's Weekly, February 25, 1865, page 124.
Additional sign on the house image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 26, 2020
4. Additional sign on the house
National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 26, 2020
5. National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building
This property
is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on March 15, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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