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

Roelof Westervelt House

 
 
Roelof Westervelt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
1. Roelof Westervelt House Marker
Inscription. This house is a fine example of Dutch Colonial architecture. The south wing of the house was built by Roelof Westervelt in 1745. The land had been purchased by his grandfather, in 1695, from the Lord Proprietores of East Jersey. The central section of the house was completed around 1798, and the north wing was added in 1825. Ownership of the house remained in the Westervelt family until 1923. Listed by Historic American Buildings Survey, New Jersey 9.
Sponsored by the Mayor and Council of Tenafly in 1965.
 
Erected 1965 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.265′ N, 73° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Tenafly, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Westervelt Ave east of Tenafly Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on Westervelt Ave, just east of Tenafly Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 256 Tenafly Road, Tenafly NJ 07670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British & Hessian Invasion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tenafly Railroad Station
Marker on Westervelt Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
2. Marker on Westervelt Ave
This photo shows the oldest portion of the house, built in 1745.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Everett – Dunn House (approx. 0.6 miles away); English Neighborhood Union School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Christie-Parsels House (approx. 0.8 miles away); African American Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Old Slave Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Brookside Chapel (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tenafly.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Historic American Buildings Survey for the Roelof Westervelt House. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker and Roelof Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
3. Marker and Roelof Westervelt House
The Roelof Westervelt House is a private residence today.
Roelof Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
4. Roelof Westervelt House
This central portion of the house dates back to 1798.
Main Hall, Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, June 25, 1937
5. Main Hall, Westervelt House
Living Room, Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, June 25, 1937
6. Living Room, Westervelt House
Dining Room, Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, June 25, 1937
7. Dining Room, Westervelt House
Interior of Attic, Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, June 25, 1937
8. Interior of Attic, Westervelt House
Dining Room Door, Westervelt House image. Click for full size.
R. Merritt Lacey, for the Historic American Buildings Survey, June 25, 1937
9. Dining Room Door, Westervelt House
British Invasion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
10. British Invasion Marker
In 1776, the British and Hessian armies marched down Tenafly Road, a short distance from the Roelof Westervelt House, on their way to attack Washington's army in Fort Lee. This marker is located on Tenafly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,846 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   10. submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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