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Van Saun House

 
 
Van Saun House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 27, 2013
1. Van Saun House Marker
Inscription.  This old Dutch home was built in 1769 by Samuel Van Saun. In 1780 it served as headquarters of Major General Marquis de Lafayette and his troops.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 40° 55.88′ N, 74° 13.326′ W. Marker is in Wayne, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Laauwe Avenue north of Preakness Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Laauwe Avenue, Wayne NJ 07470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Van Saun House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township (approx. half a mile away); Kipp – Nellis Farm (approx. half a mile away); The Dey Mansion (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel Theunis Dey (approx. 1.2 miles away); Washington Headquarters (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Memoriam - U.S.S. Maine, Destroyed in Havana Harbor (approx. 1.7 miles away); American Labor Museum (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wayne.
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Van Saun House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
2. Van Saun House Marker
Marker on Laauwe Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
3. Marker on Laauwe Avenue
Lafayette's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 11, 2008
4. Lafayette's Headquarters
Today, the Van Saun House is a private residence.
Van Saun House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 27, 2013
5. Van Saun House Marker
The Marquis de Lafayette made his headquarters in this house while Gen. Washington stayed at the nearby Dey Mansion in July of 1780.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on January 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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