William S. Townsend House

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William S. Townsend House
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William S. Townsend House is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
William S. Townsend House
Location 96 Delsea Drive, Dennisville, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°11′35″N 74°49′56″W / 39.19306°N 74.83222°W / 39.19306; -74.83222Coordinates: 39°11′35″N 74°49′56″W / 39.19306°N 74.83222°W / 39.19306; -74.83222
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1811
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84002618[1]
NJRHP # 996[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 5, 1984
Designated NJRHP March 1, 1984

William S. Townsend House is located in the Dennisville section of Dennis Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. The house was built in 1811 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 5, 1984.

According to the National Register Application: "The house was the home of William S. Townsend, a prominent merchant, farmer, and community leader in Dennisville. Architecturally, the house is an interesting example of the Vernacular Neoclassicial style. The house is part of a well-preserved complex, which includes several outbuildings."[3]

Copies of the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service Architectural Data Form and photographs of the building's interior and exterior are included in the Library of Congress's Prints & Photographs Reading Room - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.[4]

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