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

The “Bricks”

 
 
The “Bricks” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
1. The “Bricks” Marker
Inscription. This area shown (circa 1890) is in the rear of the Hermitage and provided a convenient, covered area for household activities. To Victorians there was a strong connection between homes and children. “It is not for ourselves alone but for the sake of our children that we should love to build our homes . . . beautifully and well. The young people are mostly at home; it is their storehouse for amusement, their opportunity for relaxation, their main resource . . . (and) gratification of their nascent perceptions of beautiful.” Source: Calvert Vaux, Villa and Cottage Architecture, 1864.
 
Location. 41° 0.417′ N, 74° 7.084′ W. Marker is in Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from North Franklin Turnpike (County Route 507), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Hermitage, at the north end of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho Ho Kus NJ 07423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rosencrantz Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian Tea Party (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosencrantz Cotton Mills
The “Bricks” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
2. The “Bricks” Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Hermitage (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodosia Bartow Prevost (within shouting distance of this marker); Well-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leisure Activities (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ho Ho Kus.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a 19th-century photograph depicting a young girl near the area of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Rosencrantz Family and the Hermitage – 1807 - 1970. The Hermitage website. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker Behind the Hermitage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
3. Marker Behind the Hermitage
Outbuilding Near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2011
4. Outbuilding Near the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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