Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Belcher-Ogden Mansion
Location. 40° 39.79′ N, 74° 12.54′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jersey Street and Catherine Street, on the left when traveling west on East Jersey Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1046 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Property of John Ogden 1680 (a few steps from this marker); The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682 (within shouting distance of this marker); Boxwood Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Winfield Scott (about 700 feet away); Seven Astronauts Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial (about 700 feet away); Colonial Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a photo of the Belcher Ogden Mansion as it appears today. It has a caption of “The 18th century Georgian style represented by the Belcher-Ogden Mansion is one of the finest examples of the genre extant in New Jersey and listed on the National Registry of Historic Houses. The most recent restoration has been completed by the Historic Society; Elizabeth, NJ Inc. to be a modern city resource rather than a static museum of colonial artifacts.
Below this is a portrait of the “Marquis de Lafayette, who visited Belcher-Ogden when Catherine Smith married Elisha Boudinot in 1778. He visited a second time with Governor Aaron Ogden to talk about their time at the Battle of Yorktown.”
A photo of the interior of the mansion is seen at the bottom of the marker. It has a caption of “Every feature seen in the picture – crown molding, fireplace carvings, geometrical spacing, fireplace
Also see . . . Belcher-Ogden Mansion. (Submitted on March 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 659 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.