Jackanias Wood House -- Woodstown, Salem County, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NJBiblio
N 39° 38.942 W 075° 19.672
18S E 471870 N 4388855
Quick Description: Home of the "founder" of Woodstown, Jackanias Wood.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2010 10:25:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM96A1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
Views: 3

Long Description:

Home is part of the Walking tour of Historic Woodstown, NJ. The Walking Tour is available here:

The best description of the home comes from the 2005 Woodstown by candlelight program:

"The first written reference which mentions “Woodstown” by name was in ad by Jackanias Wood which was placed in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1766 for an Equine stud service. The address given in this ad was “Wood’s Town” Salem County.

This stately brick house is known locally as “The Wood House.” It is fortunate that such a fine home, almost entirely original, still stands in Woodstown.

The original and oldest part of the house was built in 1757 by Jackanias Wood. Unfortunately, most of the original building was destroyed by fire, but a small section on the left side of the house still stands and was incorporated into its reconstruction. The Flemish Bond construction makes is easily distinguishable from the rest of the building. It is the only example of Flemish Bond in Woodstown.

The front part of this brick Colonial home was rebuilt on a grand scale in 1792. The Victorian front porch was a later addition. Wooden floors and staircases, glowing chandeliers and 5 original fireplaces still warm this historic home."

Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1757

Architectural Period/Style: Federal

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Country home

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Home of the "founder" of Woodstown, showing unique architectural features.

Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Private - sometimes open for tours at christmas


Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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