Meadows Foundation

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The Meadows Foundation of Somerset County, New Jersey is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1978. It oversaw the restoration of seven historic houses in Somerset. The homes are on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Van Liew-Suydam House, 280 South Middlebush Road. It was built in the 18th century by Peter Van Liew. Joseph Suydam later built the part of the house that is visible today. The newest and largest portion of the house was built in 1875. Although the most recent long term owner of the house was named French, the house has been named after its two initial owners.
  • Van Wickle House, 1289 Easton Avenue
  • Tulipwood (home), 1165 Hamilton Street
  • Hageman Farm, 209 South Middlebush Road
  • Wyckoff-Garretson House, 215 South Middlebush Road
  • Franklin Inn, 2371 Amwell Road
  • Blackwells Mills Canal House, Blackwells Mills Road & Canal Road. It was built around 1835 at the same time as the canal, to house the bridge tender. The bridge tender would open the swing bridge when canal boats came through, then close it to allow traffic to cross over the canal.

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Coordinates: 40°31′31″N 74°29′46″W / 40.525201°N 74.496188°W / 40.525201; -74.496188