241-243 Lake Street - Haddonfield Historic District - Haddonfield, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 54.039 W 075° 01.983
18S E 497174 N 4416730
Quick Description: Another Lake Street house which looks like it doesn't belong with the others. Built in the 19th century, the house has certain adaptations which compromise its authenticity.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2010 7:13:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WX1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:

There is just no rhyme or reason for the ridiculousness of this street. Each house is more bizarre and unusual than the next. This gem is cut into two equal pieces, each side different, of course, and with two addresses. The house is very boxy, like a cube with some kind of weird cornice overhand continuous through both sides.

For a slightly more detailed and informed physical description of this site, I have added the narrative from the original nomination form sent to me by John P. Byrne, National Register Database Manager (John_Byrne@nps.gov), Department of the Interior. This narrative was created March 16, 1979, mailed in to Washington, D.C. and evaluated April 18, 1980 and finally approved on July 21, 1982. Thanks to this designation and the efforts of the community to stop developers in the early 70s, Haddonfield is permanently protected and is one of the best example of an intact Colonial America, this site home to the original residents of that time.

2-story simple twin cottage with open porch across front. Original mid-19th century windows, 2 over 2 lights, architrave over windows, wide overhang on cornice, flat roof. Now covered with wood shingles. --- National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Haddonfield Historic District Nomination Form

If you have half a mind to explore this waymark and the hundreds of others in this historic area, go to this WEBSITE, you will see where all the free parking in town is located as well as all the other historical areas. There is plenty of street side parking here.

If you are interested in learning more about this well-preserved historic district, you are encouraged to visit their WEBSITE.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Haddonfield Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

241-243 Lake Street Haddonfield, NJ 08033

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Other (Please explain in the Private Message field)

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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