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
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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. ^ Getnj.com 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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