Grover Cleveland Birthplace

Coordinates: 40°50′13″N 74°16′19″W / 40.83694°N 74.27194°W / 40.83694; -74.27194
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Caldwell Presbyterian Church Manse
Grover Cleveland Birthplace is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Grover Cleveland Birthplace
Grover Cleveland Birthplace is located in New Jersey
Grover Cleveland Birthplace
Grover Cleveland Birthplace is located in the United States
Grover Cleveland Birthplace
Location207 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Coordinates40°50′13″N 74°16′19″W / 40.83694°N 74.27194°W / 40.83694; -74.27194
Architectural styleVernacular
NRHP reference No.77000861[1]
NJRHP No.1070[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 16, 1977
Designated NJRHPDecember 27, 1976

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace is a historic site located at 207 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, United States.[3] It is the only house museum dedicated to U.S. President Grover Cleveland.[4]


It was the home where Grover Cleveland was born in 1837. The building, also known as the Caldwell Presbyterian Church Manse, was built in 1832 and served as a Presbyterian church parsonage for the Cleveland family while Grover's father, Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland, served as a pastor of the local church. Cleveland was originally named Stephen Grover in honor of the first pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, but he did not use the name Stephen in his adult life.[5] The family moved to Buffalo, New York in 1841. The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association purchased the house in 1913 for use as a museum. In 1934, the state took over operation.[6] It was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1936.[7] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1977, for its significance in architecture, religion, and local history. It features vernacular architecture with touches of Federal styling[6]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System – (#77000861)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. March 23, 2022. p. 2.
  3. ^ "NJDEP-Parks and Forests-Centennial of NJ State Historic Site". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Grover Cleveland Birthplace, National Park Service. Accessed January 17, 2018. "The Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site is the only house museum in the country dedicated to the interpretation of President Cleveland’s life."
  5. ^, Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for (September 15, 2019). "That house you drove by, across from Dunkin' Donuts? A president was born there". nj. Retrieved March 3, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ a b Chidley, George A. (1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Caldwell Presbyterian Church Manse". National Park Service. With accompanying photo from 1977
  7. ^ "Grover Cleveland Birthplace". Historic American Buildings Survey. 1936.

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