Isaac Carr House - Mt. Holly Historic District - Mt. Holly, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 59.749 W 074° 47.228
18S E 518171 N 4427314
Quick Description: Really nice pre-Victorian, brick family home (now connected to another home) built in the 1780s, and representing well the other contributing structures found on Garden Street.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 4:18:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMERV7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

This house may go unnoticed or even unappreciated as it is built right up against another structure; the two share a common wall. Some noticeable architecture are the two gabled dormers, a multitude of windows on all three floors, some neat looking Doric columns supporting a porch overhang and an offset front entrance. Also, this is one of the tallest private residences in the historic district, weighing in at three and a half stories.

Naturally, a building this old and unique is also a contributing structure to the Mount Holly Historic District. In my never ending quest to document all things contributing, I visited the town library to retrieve the nomination form and narratives for the historic district. The reference desk rewarded me with a very old, crumbling NRHP packet from 1969. Despite what on-line sources would have you believe, there are actually 39 contributing structures and not 36.

From the Nomination Form:
11. ISAAC CARR HOUSE ....1785 ....21 Garden Street
Three and one-half story rectangular house with side hall plan and one wing to rear; common brick construction below moulded brick water table and Flemish bond brick above water table; foundation is of high stone and brick; upper windows 6/6, first floor windows 1/1, flanked by paneled shutters on first and second floors and louvered shutters on third floor, with 1/1 windows in dormers of attic; gabled roof with box cornices; inside end chimney; one bay entrance porch supported by Roman Doric columns; front door paneled outside and batten inside with strap hinges.

This historical marker can be found very low to the ground(four feet) and obscured partially by ornamental shrubbery. Look to the left side of the house and find the two windows. The sign is attached to the brick, directly underneath and between those two windows. The local DAR chapter has been responsible for selling and installing these markers since 1975. This one was installed in 1987. Other neighboring communities use the same markers to designate their historic buildings and/or contributing structures such as Pemberton, Moorestown & Mt. Laurel. The marker reads as follows:




Col. Thomas A. Reynolds Chapter - NSDAR

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Mt. Holly Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

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

21 Garden Street Mount Holly, NJ 08060

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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