Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 28, 1972):
From 1774 to 1783, this two story clapboard dwelling, which he designed and built, was the residence of General Nathanael Greene, who was among the most important generals in the Continental Army. Greene began as a private in October 1774, when he helped to organize the Kentish Guards. He ended his career when he resigned from the Continental army in November 1783 as a major general. During the interim he participated in battles from Massachusetts to South Carolina, often in concert with Washington, whom he served as second in command.