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

Walter Parcells Homestead

 
 
Walter Parcells Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. Walter Parcells Homestead Marker
Inscription. In 1795 Walter Parcells, a mason, erected this house of local stone on 34 acres of land on what was then known as Closter New Road. Built in the Federal style, it is 1½ stories high with a gambrel style roof. The frame wing was added later and another wing, on the west, no longer stands. By 1860 it was known as the Lone Star Tavern run by Cornelia Parcells Vanderbeck. The house remained in the Parcells family until 1961.

Sponsored by the Closter Historical Society, 1999. In State and National Registers of Historic Places
 
Erected 1999 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 57.994′ N, 73° 57.254′ W. Marker is in Closter, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Piermont Road (County Route 501) and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Piermont Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 639A Piermont Road, Closter NJ 07624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Closter Horseman (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sautes Tave’s Begraven Ground
Marker on Piermont Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker on Piermont Road
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Douwe Talema (approx. 0.4 miles away); Closter Public School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hilderbrant Naugle House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Demarest Railroad Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Nauglel / Auryansen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Closter.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Walter Parcells House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
3. Walter Parcells House
The stone portion of the structure is the original section of the Walter Parcells House. The gambrel style roof and the frame wing of the house can also be seen in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,061 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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