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Boxwood Hall

Elizabeth, New Jersey
County of Union.
1073 E. Jersey Street
National Register Number: 70000397
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: NJ-10 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 28, 1972):
Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), President of the Continental Congress (1782), purchased Boxwood Hall in 1772 and owned it until 1795. In that year, he sold it to Jonathan Dayton, the youngest signer of the Constitution, who was then Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Dayton resided here until his death in 1824.

The Landmark suffers from deterioration that will become severe in 2-3 years if left unaddressed

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The owner needs to remove the source of water infiltration and repair existing damage. All windows should be reglazed and frames repaired, if necessary. Some floor supports should be reinforced and planks replaced. The State of New Jersey has not yet addressed capital projects at this site.

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