Banta-Coe House

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Banta-Coe House
The Banta-Coe House in the spring of 2006
Banta-Coe House is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Banta-Coe House
Location884 Lone Pine Lane, Teaneck, New Jersey
Coordinates40°53′41″N 74°1′51″W / 40.89472°N 74.03083°W / 40.89472; -74.03083Coordinates: 40°53′41″N 74°1′51″W / 40.89472°N 74.03083°W / 40.89472; -74.03083
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Builtc. 1700
Architectural styleColonial, Dutch Colonial
NRHP reference #83001460[1]
NJRHP #172[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 10, 1983
Designated NJRHPNovember 3, 1980

The Banta-Coe House is a Dutch colonial-style historic home located on Lone Pine Lane in Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, overlooking the Hackensack River on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dating back to the early 18th century, it is one of the oldest remaining colonial-era homes in New Jersey.[3]

From the time the house was originally constructed until its purchase by FDU, the home was owned by a sequence of four families. The Banta family owned the house during the 18th century and it was sold to the Coe family in the early 19th century. The Coe family owned the house for most of the 19th century, during which time they renovated the house and added a second story. The house was purchased by the Hampton family in 1940 who resided in the home until it was acquired by FDU in 1993, as its campus was enlarged further south of New Jersey Route 4 along the Hackensack River.[3]

When it was acquired by FDU the house had many original features, including hand-hewn wooden floors, though portions of the house had been updated in the 1960s.[3] Plans were made in 2000 by FDU to create an environmental resource center in the house, which would be used to document the historic pollution of the Hackensack River and to document its cleanup and recovery.[4] In 2006, FDU made plans to renovate the home, with possible uses for the home including use as a site for the university's historical archives of New Jersey on the upper level, while the lower level could be used for exhibition space. $30,000 was raised towards the renovation by the university, which was hoping to obtain a 3:2 matching grant from Bergen County.[3]

The house was added the National Register of Historic Places as Building #83001460 as of January 10, 1983, and was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places as #172 on November 3, 1980, as part of a "Thematic Nomination of Early Stone Houses of Bergen County".[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b NEW JERSEY - Bergen County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed July 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places Archived October 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, April 1, 2010. Accessed July 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Prosnitz, Howard. "Banta-Coe House to be restored", Teaneck Suburbanite, June 28, 2006. Accessed July 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Stancavish, Don. "PLANNED FDU CENTER TO FOCUS ON HACKENSACK RIVER POLLUTION", The Record (Bergen County), February 25, 2000. Accessed July 5, 2010.