Boxwood Hall

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For the historic house in Tennessee also known as Boxwood Hall, see William Martin House (Brentwood, Tennessee).
Boxwood Hall
Boxwood Hall is located in Union County, New Jersey
Boxwood Hall
Boxwood Hall is located in New Jersey
Boxwood Hall
Boxwood Hall is located in USA
Boxwood Hall
Location 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°39′49″N 74°12′37″W / 40.66361°N 74.21028°W / 40.66361; -74.21028Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 74°12′37″W / 40.66361°N 74.21028°W / 40.66361; -74.21028
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1750[2]
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP Reference # 70000397[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 18, 1970[1]
Designated NHL November 28, 1972[3]

Boxwood Hall, in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, United States, was built around 1750 by Elizabethtown's Mayor Samuel Woodruff, and from 1772 to 1795 served as home of Elias Boudinot, U.S. Representative and former President of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 ending the American Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Boudinouts,and he frequently visited at Boxwood Hall for much of the time he studied at Elizabethtown Academy.[4] Boudinot and others met George Washington here for a luncheon and then escorted him to Manhattan for his inauguration on April 30, 1789.[5]

In 1795 Elias Boudinot sold it to a Lieutenant and Paymaster in the Revolutionary War, Jonathan Dayton, who was one of four men to sign the Declaration of Independence for New Jersey, who lived here until his death in 1824 .[6][7] In 1824, Dayton entertained Lafayette at this house.[8]

In 2004, the house was at severe risk of damage.[3]

The State of New Jersey operates the house as a historic house museum. The house is nearby the Belcher-Ogden Mansion-Price, Benjamin-Price-Brittan Houses District and the Nathaniel Bonnel House.

Boxwood Hall was an important place of interest for the "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour" by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society as part of the 2014 CelebrateHAMILTON events.[9] The "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour" will take place once more in July 2016.[10]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ NPS Colonials and Patriots
  3. ^ a b "Boxwood Hall". National Historic Landmark Quicklinks. National Park Service. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Murray, Joseph A. (2007). Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founder. Algora Publishing. p. 20. 
  5. ^ historic houses
  6. ^ Snell, Charles (April 4, 1972). "Ellas Boudinot House - Boxwood Hall" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ NPS Constitution History
  8. ^ "Boxwood Hall". The Revolutionary War in Union County. County of Union, New Jersey. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Liberty Hall Museum to Welcome Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society for CelebrateHAMILTON 2014". Kean University News. 
  10. ^ "Walk in Hamilton's footsteps "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour"". Elizabrth Destination Marketing Organization. 

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