Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey)

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
House in 2015
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey) is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey) is located in the US
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly, New Jersey)
Location135 Highwood Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey
Coordinates40°55′32.9″N 73°57′16.4″W / 40.925806°N 73.954556°W / 40.925806; -73.954556Coordinates: 40°55′32.9″N 73°57′16.4″W / 40.925806°N 73.954556°W / 40.925806; -73.954556
Architectural styleVictorian[1]
NRHP reference #75001122
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 15, 1975[2]
Designated NHLMay 15, 1975[1]
Designated NJRHPMay 15, 1975

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House in Tenafly, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, is where Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived from 1868 to 1887, her most active years as a women's rights activist.[3] She had previously lived in Seneca Falls, New York and Boston, Massachusetts.


The house was built in 1868 near the Tenafly train station.[4] Stanton lived in the home from 1868 to 1887, although her husband mostly resided in New York City.[3][5] Income from Stanton's speeches and writings were used to maintain the property.[4] During Stanton's time living in Tenafly, Susan B. Anthony was a frequent visitor as the two women worked on advancing women's rights.[3] While living in Tenafly, Stanton and Anthony collaborated on a three-volume History of Woman Suffrage. Stanton was also living in Tenafly when she attempted to vote only to be turned away at the polls in 1880.[6][7] One of Stanton's daughter was married on the house's lawn.[3] Stanton sold the house after the death of her husband.[6]

Stanton's home in Tenafly was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.[3][8] Her home in Seneca Falls was earlier declared a National Historic Landmark, in 1965.

The Kahn family purchased the house in 1981, being sold within the family for 1.6 million in 2001. The house sold for $3 million in 2015 to buyers outside of the Kahn family.[9] The house remains privately owned.[7][9]

Architecture and layout[edit]

The house features seven-bedroom and is 5,449-square-foot. There are six fireplaces and ten foot high ceilings. The house was designed in the Second Empire style and has a mansard roof.[9] The house also features Colonial Revival and Victorian Mansard elements.[7] A large portico was added in the early 20th century after Stanton's ownership.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, House (Tenafly)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ a b c d e Cathy A. Alexander (December 1, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Elizabeth Cady Stanton House" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying three photos, exterior and interior, from 1974 (32 KB)
  4. ^ a b Wright, Kevin W. "Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Tenafly, New Jersey" (PDF). www.bergencountyhistory.org. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Brown, T. Robins; Warmflash, Schuyler; DelGiudice, Jim (December 4, 2016). The Architecture of Bergen County, New Jersey: The Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813528670.
  6. ^ a b "Elizabeth Cady Stanton House". www.njwomenshistory.org. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Local Historic Sites & Districts - Borough of Tenafly, New Jersey". www.tenaflynj.org. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Download". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  9. ^ a b c LYNN, KATHLEEN (August 27, 2015). "Elizabeth Cady Stanton house in Tenafly sells for $3 million". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved December 4, 2016.