Christoffel Vought Farmstead

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Christoffel Vought Farmstead
Vought House.jpg
Nearest city Clinton Township, New Jersey
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Built 1759
Architectural style Colonial, German-American Bank House
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 07001403[1]
NJRHP # 4392[2][3]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 16, 2008
Designated NJRHP September 18, 2007

Christoffel Vought Farmstead, commonly known as the 1759 Vought House,[4][5][6] is located in Annandale, Clinton Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. Built in 1759, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 16, 2008. The building is on Preservation New Jersey’s 2010 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites list.[7] The building is located on the grounds of the Clinton Township Middle School and is owned by the Clinton Township Board of Education.

History[edit]

Original front of the house

Christoffel Vought's parents were German Lutheran immigrants from the Electoral Palatinate. Christoffel built the 2 12-story stone house in 1759.[8] The house is a heavy timber frame, and the walls are made with wattle and daub. Distinctive features of the interior are four original plaster ceilings with geometric designs.[9] The house was part of a 258-acre farm.

Christoffel Vought was a loyalist during the American Revolution and volunteered to join the British Army. Vought was captured by the Patriots and found guilty by a Jury of Inquisition. Vought and his family went into exile in Nova Scotia. The land and house were sold at auction.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Hunterdon County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 3. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. March 11, 2011. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ 1759 Vought House
  5. ^ The Vought House
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Preservation New Jersey’s 2010 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites". Preservation New Jersey. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Historic Marker Database
  9. ^ a b "The 1759 Vought House". Preservation New Jersey. Retrieved 13 October 2010.