Boxwood Hall

Boxwood Hall

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nrhp_type =nhl



caption =
location= 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
lat_degrees = 40
lat_minutes = 39
lat_seconds = 49
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 74
long_minutes = 12
long_seconds = 37
long_direction = W
locmapin = New Jersey
area =
built =1750 [ [http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/colonials-patriots/sitee10.htm NPS Colonials and Patriots] ]
architect=
architecture= Colonial
designated= November 28, 1972 cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=946&ResourceType=Building
title=Boxwood Hall|date=2008-06-23|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
]
added = December 18, 1970
governing_body = State
refnum=70000397cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Boxwood Hall was the home from 1772 to 1795 of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution. Boudinot and others met George Washington here for a luncheon and then and escorted him to Manhattan for his inauguration on April 30, 1789. [ [http://www.getnj.com/historichouses/boxwoodelizabeth.shtml Getnj.com historic houses] ]

Boudinot sold it to Jonathan Dayton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who lived here until his death in 1824. [ [http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/constitution/site14.htm NPS Constitution History] ] . In 1824, Dayton entertained Lafayette at this house. [ [http://www.nr.nps.gov/writeups/70000397.nl.pdf NHL Writeup] ]

In 2004, the house was at severe risk of damage. [ [http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceID=946&resourceType=Building NHL Detailed writeup] ]

The State of New Jersey operates the house as a historic house museum.

References

External links

* [http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/historic/ New Jersey Historic Sites - information about museum hours]


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