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

Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House

 
 
Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
1. Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House Marker
Inscription. Built by Jacobus Rutan, a farmer, on 32 acres of land about 1794-95. In 1800 his widow and son sold the house to Cornelius H. Zabriskie, a blacksmith and farmer. In 1856 he deeded the house to his grandson, Cornelius Zabriskie Terhune, also a farmer. The property was sold in 1869 to Rebecca S. Bidwell, wife of John A. Bidwell who farmed the land. They remodeled the house, including a new roof in the French mansard style, popular at the time.
Sponsored by Robert H. and Ann H. Oppenheimer, 1996
In State and National Registers of Historic Places

 
Erected 1996 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 57.477′ N, 74° 5.605′ W. Marker is in Paramus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Paramus Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paramus NJ 07652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen T. Zabriskie House (approx. half a mile away); Van Dien House
Marker on Paramus Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
2. Marker on Paramus Road
This house, which currently is a private residence, is listed in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Jacob J. Zabriskie House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dunkerhook Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Naugle House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hopper Homestead (approx. one mile away); George Washington Kneeling in Prayer (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paramus.
 
Regarding Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House. This house is private property. Please do not block the driveway, disturb the occupants, or trespass onto the property.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. History of the Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House. Researched and written by Kevin Wright in September 1995. (Submitted on October 9, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 13, 2008
3. Rutan-Terhune-Bidwell House
The mansard roof can be seen in this photo. Made popular by French architect François Mansart, it has the roof-line below the level of the top floor. This was a way to reduce taxes, when houses were taxed on the number of stories they had.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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