Greenwich, NJ – $145,000

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Added to OHD on 1/24/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/6/19   -   11 Comments
979 Ye Greate St, Greenwich, NJ 08323

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  • $145,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2468 Sq Ft
  • 0.94 Ac.
Beautiful Historical Home located on the well known Historical Ye Greate St. Know as the Pirate House, there are many stories about Captain John and the events that happened in this house hundreds of years ago. Many unique built-ins. Two stairways. Many beautiful features, Septic three years old. Termite and water passed 17 months ago. Two story barn offering many uses. Separate oversized shed, almost an acre of land. Great deal at this asking price
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Mary Dean, Keller Williams Realty
(856) 362-5072
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11 Comments on Greenwich, NJ – $145,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Someone find us who Captain John was and why this is known as the Pirate House. Build date on record is 1880 which is probably around a remodel date.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
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      The report for the NRHP Greenwich Historic District says the northern brick part of the house was built in 1734. I could believe that, given the settlement of the place before 1700, the form of that section as a small stand-alone house of the period, and the colonial era Flemish bond brickwork. (Also, pirates at that time.) Cool house!

      https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/72000772

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  2. AvatarDoreen says: 231 comments

    OMG! What’s wrong with this? I can’t imagine something in that part of NJ for less than $500k!?!?!? And it’s Pirate Jon (not “John”), apparently.

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/treasure-legends/370504-greenwich-nj-pirates.html

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    • AvatarBernd says: 33 comments

      Greenwich is off the beaten path, not really close to any major towns which may explain the price. But it has a lot of history with some beautiful 18th century homes. And, as nailwhaker Pete says below, Greenwich (pronounced Green which) had its own tea party prior to the revolution!

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  3. AvatarNancy C says: 122 comments
    OHD Supporter

    abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

    Charming wood and brick structure, inside has some very good features and seems to be well lived-in at the moment. I, too, am really curious about the Pirate tales — that is a teaser.

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  4. Avatarnailwhacker Pete says: 33 comments
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    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    A very interesting area for history. They had their own version of the Boston Tea Party. http://www.archive.org/stream/colonialoldhouse00andr/colonialoldhouse00andr_djvu.txt
    The house is on the ghost walk as John the Pirate was supposed to have been chained up in the attic and left to rot as he had short-changed his crew. https://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2012/10/spooky_sites_on_greenwich_ghos.html

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  5. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Realize the links about it being “haunted” are just rumors rather from an actual owner. I don’t like allowing links from sites like that but instead I’m just going to put a disclaimer and leave it at that.

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  6. Avatarnailwhacker Pete says: 33 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1935 cape with A&C elements
    Malverne, NY

    also came across 1862 map of Greenwich which has a Captain “C?” Miller’s house about where this house is. Bottom section of map. The side roads off Ye Greate St. and the creek at the end of the street, give you reference points.
    http://digilib.clueslibs.org/virt_lib/documents/layout.asp?Doc=D04_20&Page=1&Collection=2&Categories=all&Order=Doc&Terms=

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  7. AvatarKaren says: 5 comments

    Lovely old community. I live in the area. taxes are unbelievable high tho! And you don’t get anything for them, no trash removal, Township services or police. Wonderful and close knit neIghborhood which can be bad and good. Nothing but a Deli, post office and marina restaurant. It is so remote but the killer is that the bugs are horrendous. You can’t be outside from May through August because of the variety of noseeums, May flies, and the greenhearts which bite and hurt.

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  8. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 846 comments

    I do love an old house with a good ghost story, not that I believe in them (much). The NRHP listing for the Greenwich Historic District dates the “Pirate House” to 1734. Other sources show 1721 for the oldest section.

    One source names the unfortunate pirate and former resident as John Bowen. There was a fairly famous early 18th century pirate named John Bowen, but he operated in Madagascar and had nothing to do with NJ as far as I can tell. Could just be a common pirate name I guess.

    http://www.snjtoday.com/story/36615793/jump-into-fright-with-haunted-locations-of-cumberland-county

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  9. AvatarAndrew Jones says: 1 comments

    Greenwich. I grew up there with my seven brothers and sisters. My mother used to give walking tours of Greenwich. She would start out at the Quaker Meeting House and wind up at the Gibbon House. When she got to the Pirate House with the group of tourists, she told them the same story of the pirate that had betrayed his sea mates. Their revenge was to chain him up in the attic and leave him there to die. Supposedly, on a stormy night, one can hear the pirate hollering for help. Oh well. Made for a good story for any one that wanted to believe it. The taxes on the house that we lived in were about $1700.00 in 1992. Now the taxes are $7,500.00 per year. Oh well. Sorry about your luck, folks.

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