40 Grove Street - Haddonfield Historic District - Haddonfield, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 54.041 W 075° 01.817
18S E 497411 N 4416734
Quick Description: Terrific and stunning example of a classic Victorian home. Sets the bar for the rest of the home.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2011 8:04:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMBTD1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:

This type of Victorian is always the most interesting. Naturally, it has a mansard roof. Windows and entrances jut out here and there, unnecessarily complicated but attractive in its complexity. One of my favorite details is the three angled/window bay window which just out into the front yard. The porch runs deep to the back with a very narrow front. The house has southeaster exposure, perpendicular to the street. There are kinds of half dormers, slightly jutting out from the mansard roof, which itself, seems to be in two separate sections. Interesting makeup for a roof. The colors, tan, red and green and somewhat drab considering some of the colors used in this era but are nicely complimentary anyway. The home owner has the poor sense to not have his address anywhere in sight. Stupid move.

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, this 90 year old property notwithstanding.

3 story frame mid-Victorian dwelling with bay window, wraparound open porch. Mansard third floor. Interesting Victorian details in cornice work. Heavy massive double oak doors with designed transom above. A very charming, unspoiled residence of the period --- 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]

40 Grove Street Haddonfield, NJ 08033

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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