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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.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 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
Marker on Forest Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
2. Marker on Forest Road
(approx. one mile away); Allendale Veterans Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wyckoff Reformed Church (approx. 2 miles away); Master Sergeant Charles E. Hosking, Jr. Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); North Gate (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Valentine Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2010
3. The Valentine Homestead
The Valentine Homestead image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,726 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Warren Storms of Mahwah, New Jersey.
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