Alice Paul's Birthplace
Paulsdale, c. 1958, with Hooton Road in the background
|Location||128 Hooton Road
Mount Laurel Township, NJ
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||89000774|
|Added to NRHP||July 05, 1989|
|Designated NHL||December 4, 1991|
Paulsdale, in Mount Laurel Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, was the birthplace and childhood home of Alice Paul, a major leader in the Women's suffrage movement in the United States. Paul led the 1910's Women's Suffrage Movement, which successfully lobbied for the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote, and created and led the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade, the Silent Sentinels, and the National Women's Party.
The Paul family had purchased 173 acres (0.70 km2) and the 1840 farmhouse around 1883. During the 1950s, Paulsdale was divided into two parcels: 167 acres (0.68 km2) of farmland and the remaining 6 acres (24,000 m2) which included the house and farm buildings. Both parcels were sold in the 1950s. The larger became a housing development, the smaller was a private residence until it was purchased by the Alice Paul Institute in 1990.
The house has been restored to the condition when Paul lived there. It now serves as a historic house museum and a home for the Institute.
- Barbara Haney Irvine, who led the campaign to purchase Paulsdale through the Alice Paul Institute.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Paulsdale". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23.
- Kahn, Eve M. "Group Seeks to Buy a Suffragist's Home", The New York Times, July 13, 1989. Accessed July 12, 2008. "The Alice Paul Centennial Foundation plans to buy the house in Mount Laurel, but first the organization must raise $500,000 by Sept. 8.... The 2½-story, stucco-clad brick farmhouse was built in 1840 and once overlooked the Paul family's 173-acre Burlington County farm, east of Camden. Miss Paul was born in an upstairs bedroom in 1885 and lived in the house until she left for Swarthmore College in 1901."
- Paulsdale official history
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