John Welling House

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John Welling House
John Welling House is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
John Welling House
John Welling House is located in New Jersey
John Welling House
John Welling House is located in the United States
John Welling House
LocationCurlis Ave. at Birch St., Pennington, New Jersey
Coordinates40°19′17.0″N 74°46′59.0″W / 40.321389°N 74.783056°W / 40.321389; -74.783056Coordinates: 40°19′17.0″N 74°46′59.0″W / 40.321389°N 74.783056°W / 40.321389; -74.783056
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Architectural styleDutch Colonial
NRHP reference #73001110
NJRHP #1707[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 14, 1973
Designated NJRHPAugust 14, 1972

The John Welling House is a historic Dutch Colonial home in Pennington, New Jersey that dates to the early 18th century. John Welling moved to the Hopewell valley from Jamaica, New York in 1727 and leased the home and 223 acres (90 ha) farm from Terit Lester, purchasing it the next year. A tradition exists that during the British occupation of Pennington during the American Revolution a Hessian soldier was taken captive in the home. Welling's great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Welling, married John D. Hart who built the adjacent John D. Hart House, which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The home remained in the Welling family until 1921 and from 1928 until 1973 was home to Congressman Charles R. Howell. The house is a rare example of a Dutch clapboard and shingle house, one of the few remaining in Mercer County.[2]

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  1. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places — Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — Historic Preservation Office. January 22, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Greiff, Constance; Blake, Channing (September 8, 1971). "John Welling House". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.