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

William Holdrum, Jr., House

 
 
William Holdrum, Jr., House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. William Holdrum, Jr., House Marker
Inscription.  
Built about 1784 by William Holdrum, Jr., a farmer who inherited a 116 acre tract from his father, William Holdrum, Sr., the present structure was built as an addition to the 1765 house of Johannes Mabie, Holdrum enlarged the dwelling to the west around 1800. The house remained in the Holdrum family until 1842, passing to many later owners and tenants. The original Mabie house was torn down about 1865. Later additions include a porch and roof dormers.
Dedicated to the memory of Claire K. Tholl, 1996
In National Register of Historic Places

 
Erected 1996 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 41° 1.373′ N, 74° 0.583′ W. Marker is in River Vale, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Rivervale
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Road and Prospect Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Rivervale Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westwood NJ 07675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Baylor Massacre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blauvelt-Seaman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baylor Massacre Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); 200 Years Later (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Night of “Savage Cruelty” (approx. 0.7 miles away); “The Baylor Massacre” (approx. 0.7 miles away); The British General (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Third Continental Light Dragoons (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Vale.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on May 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Rivervale Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker on Rivervale Road
William Holdrum, Jr., House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
3. William Holdrum, Jr., House
The William Holdrum, Jr. House is, today, a private residence. It is listed in National Register of Historic Places.
Holdrum House from Rivervale Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
4. Holdrum House from Rivervale Road
The house is obscured from the road by a hedgerow, and photos of the private home are difficult to come by.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,501 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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