|Location||2343 Paterson Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, New Jersey|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Captain Arent Schuyler|
|Architectural style||Dutch Colonial|
|NRHP Reference #||73001133|
|Added to NRHP||April 3, 1973|
|Designated NJRHP||September 11, 1970|
The Schuyler-Colfax House, is located in Wayne, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. The house was built in 1695 by Arent Schuyler and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 1973.
Completed as a one-room farmhouse in 1695 by Arent Schuyler, the Schuyler homestead was passed to Arent Schuyler's great granddaughter Hester Schuyler who married William Colfax, commander of George Washington's Life Guards. Their grandson, Schuyler Colfax, Jr., was the 17th Vice President of the United States. The Dutch Colonial style addition to the originally brick and field-stone building was added by Colfax in 1783.
Despite the 20th century alteration of the structure to add dormers in place of "belly-windows," the Schuyler-Colfax House was added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1965, a decision based upon surviving historic features and the important role the Schuyler-Colfax family has played in local history.
Today, the building operates as a local history museum having been purchased in 1994 by Wayne Township from Dr. Jane Colfax.
- List of the oldest buildings in New Jersey
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Passaic County, New Jersey
- Martin Berry House
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Passaic County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 19. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- "Wayne Township Historical Commission". Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- Middlesex Borough Heritage Committee, "Middlesex Borough"
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