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Union in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Liberty Hall

 
 
Liberty Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
1. Liberty Hall Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1772 in the Georgian style by William Livingston (New Jersey’s first elected Governor, 1776-1790). The house assumed its current Victorian Italianate appearance in the late 19th century, when it was enlarged by Colonel John Kean to meet the needs to his growing family.

 
Location. 40° 40.703′ N, 74° 13.728′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker can be reached from Morris Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Liberty Hall Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 Morris Avenue, Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Liberty Hall (here, next to this marker); Horse Chestnut Tree (a few steps from this marker); Carriage House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connecticut Farms (about 300 feet away); Steam Tractor (about 300 feet away); The Serpentine Path (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Liberty Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  History of Liberty Hall. Liberty
Liberty Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
2. Liberty Hall Marker
Hall Museum website. (Submitted on July 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Liberty Hall (Southern View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
3. Liberty Hall (Southern View)
The marker is seen here to the right of the rear entrance to Liberty Hall.
Liberty Hall (Eastern View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
4. Liberty Hall (Eastern View)
The Great Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
5. The Great Hall
The portrait above the mantle piece is of former resident William Livingston.
The Morning Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
6. The Morning Room
Victorian Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
7. Victorian Parlor
The Kitchen at Liberty Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
8. The Kitchen at Liberty Hall
This kitchen is located in the basement in the oldest section of the house. The first archeological research and restoration at Liberty Hall originated in this room.
Servant Signal Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
9. Servant Signal Station
This work station is in the servants' dining room at Liberty Hall. The bells above the desk are part of the signaling system for the servants. Each bell indicates where the summons originated from.
Liberty Hall Wine Cellar image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 9, 2013
10. Liberty Hall Wine Cellar
The wine cellar at Liberty Hall is located in the basement, just off the servants' dining room. It was boarded up, but the wine remained here, all during prohibition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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