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

The Valentine Homestead

 
 
The Valentine Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
1. The Valentine Homestead Marker
Inscription.  The first and largest 2½ story block of this house was constructed by the Valentines, carpenters, and house builders, c. 1820. It features a Greek-Revival doorway, two interior chimneys and a later wraparound porch with Tuscan-style columns. The smaller second block was built c. 1870.

The Valentine house built about 1810 was originally owned by Garret and Rachel Smith. Their daughter Maria married Jacob Valentine. Their son Garret Valentine was the local tax collector. He would bury the collected tax money in the pig sty until it could be safely deposited in the ban. During WWII the house was “The Blue Churn” tea room.
 
Erected 2004 by Mahwah Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 41° 1.9′ N, 74° 9.187′ W. Marker is in Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Forest Road west of Mac Intyre Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ackerman House (approx. 0.8 miles away); David Van Gelder House (approx. one mile away); Van Houten-Yeomans Homestead (approx. one mile away); Allendale Veterans Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Waldwick Tower (approx. 1.9 miles away); Harvey Springstead (approx. 1.9 miles away); Waldwick Erie Interlocking Tower (approx. 1.9 miles away); Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Marker on Forest Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
2. Marker on Forest Road
The Valentine Homestead image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
3. The Valentine Homestead
The Valentine Homestead image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Katie Ackerman Storms, circa 1910?
4. The Valentine Homestead
Garret Valentine with his oxen in front of his house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,557 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Warren Storms of Mahwah, New Jersey.

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