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Boxwood Hall
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Boxwood Hall is located in New Jersey
Location: 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 74°12′37″W / 40.66361°N 74.21028°W / 40.66361; -74.21028Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 74°12′37″W / 40.66361°N 74.21028°W / 40.66361; -74.21028
Built/Founded: 1750[1]
Architectural style(s): Colonial
Governing body: State
Added to NRHP: December 18, 1970[2]
Designated NHL: November 28, 1972[3]
NRHP Reference#: 70000397

Boxwood Hall, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was the home from 1772 to 1795 of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 ending the American Revolution. Boudinot and others met George Washington here for a luncheon and then escorted him to Manhattan for his inauguration on April 30, 1789. [4]

Boudinot sold it to Jonathan Dayton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who lived here until his death in 1824.[5]. In 1824, Dayton entertained Lafayette at this house.[6]

In 2004, the house was at severe risk of damage.[7]

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

See also

National Register of Historic Places listings in Union County, New Jersey

References

  1. ^ NPS Colonials and Patriots
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  3. ^ "Boxwood Hall". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=946&ResourceType=Building.  
  4. ^ Getnj.com historic houses
  5. ^ NPS Constitution History
  6. ^ NHL Writeup
  7. ^ NHL Detailed writeup

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