Road Up Raritan Historic District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Road Up Raritan Historic District
River Road DSC03150.jpg
Road Up Raritan Historic District is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Road Up Raritan Historic District
Road Up Raritan Historic District is located in New Jersey
Road Up Raritan Historic District
Road Up Raritan Historic District is located in the US
Road Up Raritan Historic District
Location Along River Road, from Ellis Parkway to 899 River Road, Piscataway, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°31′35″N 74°29′29″W / 40.52639°N 74.49139°W / 40.52639; -74.49139Coordinates: 40°31′35″N 74°29′29″W / 40.52639°N 74.49139°W / 40.52639; -74.49139
Area 69 acres (28 ha)
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 97001146 [1]
NJRHP # 3320 [2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 18, 1997
Designated NJRHP August 7, 1997

The Road Up Raritan Historic District is located along River Road in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey.[3] It is north of Raritan Landing, once an important inland port on the Raritan River during the 18th and 19th centuries. The name is taken from an earlier colonial era name for what was once a Lenape path, Assunpink Trail that became a main road parallel to the river.[4][5] Piscataway Township itself was formed on December 18, 1666[6] as one of the first seven townships in East Jersey, and is one of the oldest municipalities in the state.[7] The district includes nine of fourteen historic homes along an approximately 1.2 miles stretch of River Road.[8] The Metlar-Bodine House[9] and the Cornelius Low House are also in the immediate vicinity.

There are seven contributing properties in the district plus two properties that were previously listed.

Name Image Address Date Notes
John Field House John Field House, south elevation.jpg 625 River Road c. 1743
W. Dunham House Field-Dunham House, west elevation, Road Up Raritan.jpg 649 River Road c. 1760 Originally Field House
Isaac Onderdonk House Isaac Onderdonk House, Road Up Raritan.jpg 685 River Road c. 1750 Listed on the NRHP
Lewis Onderdonk House Lewis Onderdonk House, south elevation, Road Up Raritan.jpg 701 River Road c. 1841
John Onderdonk House Onderdonk-Bonham House, south elevation, Road Up Raritan.jpg 730 River Road 1854 first recorded deed
Richard Field, Jr. House Richard Field, Jr House, south elevation, Road Up Raritan.jpg 771 River Road c. 1832
Matthias Hendricke Smock House Matthias Smock House, east elevation.jpg 851 River Road c. 1720 Listed on the NRHP
Jonathan Smock House Jonathan Smock House, south elevation, Road Up Raritan.jpg 871 River Road c. 1850
Hendrick Smock House Smock-Voorhees House, west elevation, Road Up Raritan.jpg 899 River Road c. 1865 Also known as
Smock-Voorhees House

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Middlesex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. May 28, 2014. p. 11. 
  3. ^ Brecknell, Ursula (September 18, 1997). "NRHP Nomination: Road Up Raritan Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  "Accompanying 49 photos, from 1994–95." (PDF). 
  4. ^ Gabrielen, Randall (2001), Piscataway Township, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7385-0439-1 
  5. ^ Dalley map 1762 From Perth Amboy to Trenton
  6. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 172.
  7. ^ Welcome to Piscataway, NJ, accessed February 8, 2007.
  8. ^ "Piscatawy Historic Sites". Piscataway NJ.org. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  9. ^ "Metlar-Bodine House". NJ Proghouse. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 

External links[edit]