Doctor John Chapman House - Mt. Holly Historic District - Mt. Holly, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 59.761 W 074° 47.183
18S E 518235 N 4427336
Quick Description: This enormous, Federal style house of brick construction features two rounded dormers, a beautiful off-set porch to the left and all kinds of non-Federal style columns.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 6:52:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMERW4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

This home is typically plain of Federal period construction. The home was built at the end of this period and has some components contributed to other architectural styles as evidenced in the front entrance and side porch.

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:
17. DOCTOR JOHN CHAPMAN HOUSE ....1814 ....34 Garden Street
Two and one-half story L-shaped common brick house; one inside end chimney; front door has arched fan light with one side light behind one bay entrance porch, supported by ROman Doric columns; double hung sash 1/1 windows, surrounded by shoulder architrave trim frames, gabled roof with box cornices; round roof dormers in roof; center hall construction.

This home is missing the tell-tale historical markers which dot this district's landscape.

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]

34 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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