Alice Paul's Birthplace
Paulsdale, c. 1958, with Hooton Road in the background
|Location||128 Hooton Road|
Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey 08054
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||89000774|
|Added to NRHP||July 05, 1989|
|Designated NHL||December 4, 1991|
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. 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. 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.
- List of monuments and memorials to women's suffrage
- Barbara Haney Irvine, who led the campaign to purchase Paulsdale through the Alice Paul Institute
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- "Paulsdale". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23.
- 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."
- History of Paulsdale
- "Mission, Vision, and Goals". Alice Paul Institute.
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