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Stokes-Lee House - Collingswood, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 54.503 W 075° 04.157
18S E 494078 N 4417591
Quick Description: Fantastically old and beautiful home in a modern-day neighborhood. The house is typical of an 18th century home with the date high above on the left side. It is a wonder how it survived all these years given all the local development.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 8:06:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMBWW8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:

The oldest house in the Borough of Collingswood. It was built as a plantation house, and the oldest section was built in 1707. I also found this reference in Wikipedia: Collingswood has several historic homes, including the Stokes-Lees mansion, located in the 600 block of Lees Avenue, which dates back to the 18th Century, making it one of the oldest houses in Camden County.SOURCE The etched in date on the left side of the house reads 1761-1908, presumably this is the date of an expansion.

The house is painted a beautiful yellow with red shutters all around. Three dormers top the third floor. There is of course the two typical end chimneys which adorn all these homes in our county. The left chimney is stuccoed while the right chimney is still in its original brick. A huge tree in the middle, possibly older than the house makes a perfect front shot of this structure impossible. A unique feature of this home is its brick sidewalk. Everywhere else is concrete. The house is a Georgian style dwelling which is currently lived in. Jacob Stokes was the original inhabitant.

Address
615--617 Lees Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108

Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

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