Greenfield Hall

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Greenfield Hall
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Greenfield Hall is located in Camden County, New Jersey
Greenfield Hall
Greenfield Hall is located in New Jersey
Greenfield Hall
Greenfield Hall is located in the US
Greenfield Hall
Location 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°54′1″N 75°5′11″W / 39.90028°N 75.08639°W / 39.90028; -75.08639Coordinates: 39°54′1″N 75°5′11″W / 39.90028°N 75.08639°W / 39.90028; -75.08639
Area less than one acre
Built 1747
NRHP reference # 74001158[1]
NJRHP # 971[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 5, 1974
Designated NJRHP September 6, 1973

Greenfield Hall is located in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The building was built in 1747 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1974. The Historical Society of Haddonfield operates a museum within the building.[3]

History[edit]

The first structure to be built on the property was a small cabin built in 1728 by John Gill Sr. This cabin was later torn down. John Gill Sr.'s son John Gill Jr. built a new house on the property in 1747.[4] In 1841, this house was torn down with the exception of two small rooms and a new house was built in its place. The new house was built by John Gill IV and is a red brick, center-hall ​2 12-story Georgian-style home.[4] Alexander Oswald Brodie purchased the home in 1916 and lived there until his death two years later. The house then passed through a succession of owners until 1960 when it became the headquarters of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.[4]

The museum[edit]

The museum has three rooms, a parlor, dining room and bedroom, which are kept as they would have appeared in 1841. The other rooms are used to show various items from the Historical Society's large collections relating to the history of Haddonfield.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Camden County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "About Us". Historical Society of Haddonfield. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "History of Greenfield Hall". Historical Society of Haddonfield. Retrieved 20 October 2010.

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