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 to the Township of Maplewood as a visible reminder of the early agrarian era in Maplewood. The use of the temple-front design is a clear illustration of the level of prominence attained by the Pierson family as major landowners in the area and operators of a gristmill at the site since 1831. It is thought to be the only temple-front “high style” Greek Revival House remaining in Essex County. According to the family, “Vaux Hall” was named for the “pleasure garden” Vaux Hall in London, however the use of Vaux Hall for an area near the Pierson home dates back to the eighteenth century.

Article about Vaux Hall on the Durand-Hedden website