The Old Stone House

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Stone House by Stone House Brook is, in origin. a late seventeenth-century Dutch Colonial rural tradition farmhouse, the first dwelling to have been built in what is now South Orange. This building has been incorporated into a much larger and more costly late nineteenth-century Queen Ann-Shingle style mansion with Folk Victorian overtones, with twentieth century addition on the rear. The house is in a somewhat dilapidated state. Nevertheless for the period 1866 to 1916, it possesses integrity of location, setting, design, materials, workmanship and association. The house sits on a property that, up until 1866, was a working farm of up to 75 acres, of which less than an acre remains on this property. [excerpt from The National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 1991]

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