John Estaugh Hopkins House - Haddonfield Historic District - Haddonfield, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 53.962 W 075° 02.063
18S E 497060 N 4416588
Quick Description: Grand Old House, twin chimneys on left, huge chimney on right, front portico, columned, dormers and the hugest, oldest tree you'd ever want to see. Across from the town's library.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2010 4:44:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM8NXY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:

The owner of this house is descended from the original inhabitant of this town, Elizabeth Haddon. There is a marker on the house which lists it as being built in 1799. There is also one of those emblems on the front, to the right of the door. It features four hands clasped in a square form with the date 1752. I still cannot figure out the relevance or significance of this symbol.

For a much more detailed and informed physical description of this site, I have added information from the original nomination form sent to me by John P. Byrne, National Register Database Manager (, 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.

Haddonfield's choicest 18th century dwelling, built in 1799 by John Estaugh Hopkins, nephew of Elizabeth Haddon, marked by Historical Society. 2 story frame with recessed wing having gambrel roof and two dormer windows. Windows of large portion have 9 over 9 lights on first floor, 6 over 9 on second floor. Original beaded siding, wood shingled roof, massive inside chimneys. Simple porticoed entrance with original block-paneled door, fanlight. Sits back from street and is well landscaped. All original, unaltered. --- 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. Parking is available on this street as well as metered parking on Tanner Street, a few feet away.

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 page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

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

65 N. Haddon Avenue 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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