Boxwood Hall

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For the historic house in Tennessee also known as Boxwood Hall, see William Martin House (Brentwood, Tennessee).
Boxwood Hall
Boxwood Hall is located in Union County, New Jersey
Boxwood Hall
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
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1750[2]
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000397[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 18, 1970[1]
Designated NHL November 28, 1972[3]

Boxwood Hall, in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, United States, 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 Revolutionary War. 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][6] In 1824, Dayton entertained Lafayette at this house.[7]

In 2004, the house was at severe risk of damage.[3]

The State of New Jersey operates the house as a historic house museum. The house is nearby the Belcher-Ogden Mansion-Price, Benjamin-Price-Brittan Houses District and the Nathaniel Bonnel House.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ NPS Colonials and Patriots
  3. ^ a b "Boxwood Hall". National Historic Landmark Quicklinks. National Park Service. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ historic houses
  5. ^ Snell, Charles (April 4, 1972). "Ellas Boudinot House - Boxwood Hall" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  6. ^ NPS Constitution History
  7. ^ "Boxwood Hall". The Revolutionary War in Union County. County of Union, New Jersey. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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