31 Grove Street - Haddonfield Historic District - Haddonfield, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 54.033 W 075° 01.786
18S E 497455 N 4416719
Quick Description: Beautiful Victorian home with all sorts of authentic detail represents a typical late 19th century construction on this contributing street.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2011 3:57:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMB81T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:

The home is very symmetrical, down to the dormers up top and the windows down below. There appears to be an addition to the rear. The center gable way up top is very narrow with some nice Victorian trim. The house has tan siding with green shutters, a little demure compared to some of the other colorful efforts seen up and down the street. The porch has nice balustrades, and noteworthy brackets on the porch roof, connected to the column.

For a 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 (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. Grove Street represents the late part of construction within Haddonfield, occurring the 1880s and 1890s with some homes built in the 10s and 20s. This house represents the beginning of the end of the building boom in this old town.

Excellent example of late Victorian in pristine condition. 2½ story dwelling, narrow horizontal siding. Interesting brackets and gable on the front. Gingerbread cornice work. Gothasized dormers and gable window. Front open porch with gingerbread brackets on columns. Does not appear to have been altered. --- 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. The are several close-by public parking areas. Parking is also available street side in front of all the homes on this street.

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]

31 Grove 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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