Robinson Plantation House

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Seventeenth Century Clark House
The Dr. William Robinson Plantation House in fall of 2011
Robinson Plantation House is located in Union County, New Jersey
Robinson Plantation House
Robinson Plantation House is located in New Jersey
Robinson Plantation House
Robinson Plantation House is located in the United States
Robinson Plantation House
Location593 Madison Hill Road, Clark, New Jersey
Coordinates40°36′49″N 74°18′36″W / 40.61361°N 74.31000°W / 40.61361; -74.31000Coordinates: 40°36′49″N 74°18′36″W / 40.61361°N 74.31000°W / 40.61361; -74.31000
Area1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Builtca. 1690
NRHP reference #74001193[1]
NJRHP #2651[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 1974
Designated NJRHPJuly 1, 1974

The Robinson Plantation House is a historic house in Clark, New Jersey built around 1690 on territory that was part of the Elizabethtown Tract, and was once part of Rahway. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 as Seventeenth Century Clark House. The 17th century frame house is characterized by its rubble stone foundation and massive fireplace foundation in the cellar, chamfered and carved summer beam, steeply pitched roof, crenellated chimney, diamond-paneled casement windows and broad overhanging corner pendants. A circa 1957 addition on the back contains modern utilities and the house was occupied as a residence until 1973, after which it became the Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation & Museum.[3][4]

The Squire Hartshorne House is another home from the 17th century located in Clark.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Union County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 7, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation & Museum". Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation & Museum. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  4. ^ "Robinson Plantation House". New Jersey Art and Architecture. Richard Stockton University. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
  5. ^ Squire Hartshorne House,, retrieved 2011-07-07
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