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    Maplewood New Jersey Municipal Building

     The Georgian Revival style Maplewood Municipal Building dating to 1930 is the crown jewel of the Township and of the civic center. Visible from many points in the Township, the dominant feature of the municipal building is the white wood cupola and impressive limestone Doric colonnade with full entablature. The building sits on a broad […]

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    Maplewood Memorial Park

    Maplewood Memorial Park consists of approximately 25 acres, bounded by Valley Street to the east, Baker Street to the south, Dunnell Road to the west and Oakland Road to the north. The park is a large, triangular-shaped, landscaped area, designed in the picturesque tradition with artfully arranged trees and shrubbery, winding foot paths, and gracefully […]

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    Durand Hedden House

    The original structure of the Durand-Hedden House was once the late 18th c. homestead of Obadiah Durand. Obadiah’s great grandfather, Edward Hedden and his wife Jane had moved to Robert Treat’s Newark Colony from Massachusetts roughly 100 years earlier. They subsequently were among the first pioneers from the Colony to settle the “uplands of Newark” at […]

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    The Old Stone House

    One of the oldest houses in Maplewood, it is also known as the “Montgomery-Ogden House, the Old Stone House consists of a one-story wood frame 18th century portion with a later early 19th century stone addition, and a mid-20th century one-story wood frame rear addition. The house is located on a site that is approximately ¾ […]

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    Aaron Brown House

    Aaron Brown was born in 1779, the eldest of eight children of Job Brown II and Jane Tompkins of South Orange. Brown was a direct descendant of John Brown and his wife May who had come from Connecticut in 1666 with the original settlers of Newark. Aaron Brown received a sum of money from his […]

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    Ezekiel Ball House

      The earliest portion of the house may have been constructed for William Camp as early as ca. 1694. A two-story addition, with a slightly lower roofline, was added to the west by Ezekiel Ball ca. 1750. It was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers during the Revolutionary War. As one of the oldest […]

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    Gildersleeve House

    Visual inspection of this home suggests a date of the latter half of the 18th century with a possible construction date of 1765.  The oldest portion of the house is 1½ stories with a side-facing gable roof.  There is a two-story, side-facing gable addition to the east. This portion likely dates to the first half of the […]

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    Headley Zellers House

    The Sears Headley and Joseph Zellers farmhouse is a 2 ½  story single-family house. It is one of the oldest remaining buildings on Burnett Avenue. A post–Civil War structure, it is a vernacular building with Gothic Revival influences. Sears Headley, Sr. (1832 –1890), who probably built No. 38 Burnett Avenue and owned the property from […]

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    Jonas Ball House

    Sarah and Thomas Ball had had nine sons and three daughters, including Nathaniel, Ezekial, Aaron, Timothy and Jonas. In 1744, Jonas Ball married Hannah Bruen and built a home next to his father’s on the north side of Tuscan Road on a 47.5 acre property that was a part of his father’s original property. In 1750, […]

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    Timothy Ball House

    This gem was constructed in 1743, during Maplewood’s early settlement period, when settlers pushed out from Newark to the ridge of “the first mountain.” There is a local legend that George Washington stayed in the Timothy Ball House during the period of the “Battle of Springfield” in June of 1780. The Timothy Ball House is located fairly […]

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    Vaux Hall

    Vaux Hall is a two-story Greek Revival style wood frame structure constructed in 1843 and was owned and occupied by the Pierson family from the time of its construction until 2000. Vaux Hall was constructed by Lewis Pierson (1801-1889), the youngest son of Samuel (1765-1833) and Mary Jones Pierson (1766-1832). Vaux Hall is of particular historic significance […]

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    Robert H Grasmere Local History Center

    WHAT IT IS The Center’s formal mission statement says, in brief, it is a place to collect, store & preserve documents relating to Maplewood and its history for the use of the community…for reference, for local history information and for genealogical research.  The Center is overseen by the Durand Hedden House of Maplewood. The Center […]

Volunteer

The Township Committee established the Community Volunteer Resource Program to assist in the continuing task of seeking qualified and interested citizens that can voluntarily contribute time, energy and talent for Maplewood and its citizens. Click Here if you’d like more information on how to get involved in the community as a volunteer.

Volunteering with Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission is an excellent way to become more involved and aware of preservation issues and community development in Maplewood. Please email us at commission@historicmaplewood.com  for more information on getting involved directly with the MHPC.

 

Agendas

Agendas are available to the public at the Maplewood Town Hall  and on this site before the regular scheduled monthly meetings. The Maplewood Historic Preservation Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Maplewood Town Hall located at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ and is open to the public. The most current […]

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Minutes

Minutes are posted and available to the public on this site and on the Maplewood Townships site. The Maplewood Historic Preservation Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Maplewood Town Hall located at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ. Meetings are open to the public. The most recent minutes of the Historic […]

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FAQ’s

Why does Maplewood need Preservation? Maplewood is a unique community. Much of what makes this town special is that it is largely an intact historic commuter suburb. Most of the architecture and planning was completed before 1935. The town is defined by its sense of scale, sidewalks and tree-lined streets, fine examples of architecture, variety […]

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