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Alice Paul's Birthplace
Paulsdale, c. 1958, with Hooton Road in the background
Paulsdale is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Paulsdale is located in New Jersey
Paulsdale is located in the United States
Location128 Hooton Road
Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey 08054
Coordinates39°57′24″N 74°55′50.5″W / 39.95667°N 74.930694°W / 39.95667; -74.930694Coordinates: 39°57′24″N 74°55′50.5″W / 39.95667°N 74.930694°W / 39.95667; -74.930694
ArchitectBenjamin Hooton
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.89000774[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 05, 1989
Designated NHLDecember 4, 1991[2]

Paulsdale, in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, was the birthplace and childhood home of Alice Paul, a major leader in the Women's suffrage movement in the United States. Paulsdale was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991.

The Paul family purchased 173 acres (0.27 sq mi) and the 1840 farmhouse around 1883.[3] During the 1950s, the property was divided into two parcels: 167 acres (0.26 sq mi) of farmland and the remaining 6 acres (260,000 sq ft) which included the house and farm buildings. Both parcels were sold in the 1950s. The larger became a housing development, the smaller was a private residence until it was purchased by the Alice Paul Institute in 1990.

The house has been restored to the condition when Alice Paul lived there. It now serves as a historic house museum and a home for the Institute.[4] The purpose of the Institute is to make sure Alice Paul's legacy survives by enhancing the knowledge of future generations on the topic of human rights.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Paulsdale". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23.
  3. ^ Kahn, Eve M. "Group Seeks to Buy a Suffragist's Home", The New York Times, July 13, 1989. Accessed July 12, 2008. "The Alice Paul Centennial Foundation plans to buy the house in Mount Laurel, but first the organization must raise $500,000 by Sept. 8.... The 2½-story, stucco-clad brick farmhouse was built in 1840 and once overlooked the Paul family's 173-acre Burlington County farm, east of Camden. Miss Paul was born in an upstairs bedroom in 1885 and lived in the house until she left for Swarthmore College in 1901."
  4. ^ History of Paulsdale
  5. ^ "Mission, Vision, and Goals". Alice Paul Institute.

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