Phillip F. Slack House - Mt. Holly Historic District - Mt. Holly, NJ
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N 39° 59.821 W 074° 47.345
18S E 518004 N 4427447
Quick Description: This contributing structure is a perfect brick cube. Its owner, Phillip Slack was a lawyer and was the first owner of the 1842 home.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 8:39:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMERK0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

This house is fairly representative of the brick homes built along High Street. Beyond that it holds no architectural distinction except that which was common of the early 19th century. The house is in excellent condition and the 2000 home owners were recognized by the historical society for their beautification efforts.

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:
26. THE PHILLIP F SLACK HOUSE ....C 1840-1844 ....211 High Street
Two story central block house with kitchen wing; stone and brick foundation; walls of common bond brick; one bay porch on north side with scroll work; two inside capped chimneys; entrance door with two tiers of paneling and three pane light transom; windows are 1/1 on first floor and 6/6 on second floor; flanked by paneled shutters on first floor and louvered shutters on second floor; hip roof with box cornices and dentils, central hall floor plan.

This historical marker can be found to the very far right, on the edge of the house. The local DAR chapter has been responsible for selling and installing these markers since 1975. This one was installed in 1975. The sign is in decent shape considering its age. Other neighboring communities use the same markers to designate their historic buildings and/or contributing structures such as Pemberton, Moorestown & Mt. Laurel. The marker reads as follows:



BUILT 1842

Col. Thomas A. Reynolds Chapter - NSDAR

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]

211 High 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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