Ayers-Allen House

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Ayers-Allen House
Allen House Tavern
Ayers-Allen House, Metuchen, NJ.jpg
Ayers-Allen House is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Ayers-Allen House
Ayers-Allen House is located in New Jersey
Ayers-Allen House
Ayers-Allen House is located in the US
Ayers-Allen House
Location 16 Durham Avenue
Metuchen, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°32′40″N 74°21′52″W / 40.54444°N 74.36444°W / 40.54444; -74.36444Coordinates: 40°32′40″N 74°21′52″W / 40.54444°N 74.36444°W / 40.54444; -74.36444
Built 1740 (1740)
NRHP Reference # 85002002[1]
NJRHP # 1844[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 5, 1985
Designated NJRHP July 7, 1985

The Ayers-Allen House is a historic home in Metuchen, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The house was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1][2] The 1740 building, also known as Allen House Tavern,[1] for its previous function,[3] was built by descendents of early settlers to Woodbridge Township and remained in the family for many generations. It is located yards from the site of American Revolutionary War skirmishes. It is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad and to be haunted.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "New Jersey - Middlesex County". National Register of Historic Places. Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Middlesex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. June 2, 2011. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  3. ^ Spies, Stacy E. (2000), Metuchen, Arcadia Publishing 
  4. ^ Ayers-Allen House Metuchen Matters October 30, 2008
  5. ^ Ayers-Allen House Metuchen-Edison History

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