c. 1870 – Mauricetown, NJ

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Added to OHD on 3/22/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/18/20   -   6 Comments

9567 Highland St, Mauricetown, NJ 08329

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  • $220,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2684 Sq Ft
  • 0.27 Ac.
Historical Mauricetown! The magnificence of this home is evident the moment you step onto the front porch. The Victorian home offers so much character, space, and beauty. Enter, and gaze at the winding, three-story staircase, and witness the unique floor plan. You will be delighted with the architecture, original woodwork, and condition of this 1870~s home. As you enter the front door, walk with me to the expansive parlor which offers warm sunshine through the front and bow windows. As we continue around to the formal dining room, look at the built-in cabinetry, ornate millwork, pocket doors, and the hardwood flooring. Walking a bit further we pass a full bath to see the large kitchen with a new gas cooktop and counter to spare. Follow me through another chamber room, without noticing the hidden second staircase, and saunter into the next room that mirrors the parlor with plenty of natural light, high ceilings, hardwood flooring and large living space for you to enjoy. We went right past the side door leading to the screened-in porch and we also didn~t step out the back door to see the two-story Cook House. So let's go upstairs and visit the 4 bedrooms, unique layout, and additional full bathrooms. There's still more. We can go up another level and see the large finished space which hosted children's bedrooms in past years. From this space, you can see the Maurice River, just a block away. The property consists of 2 lots, from corner to corner on Highland St. and is waiting for you to see the gardens. The well is 10 years old and a new heater installed when it was converted to gas 4 years ago. The kitchen and main level bathroom was added 15 years ago. Mauricetown is about 5 miles north of the Delaware Bay and 48 miles south of Philadelphia. In 1994, Vice President Al Gore came to the Maurice River in southern NJ to highlight the designation of the Maurice River as National Wild and Scenic River. Mauricetown has a rich history; it~s like stepping back in yesteryear and is a small town consisting of two main roads running east-west and three side streets running north-south, forming about ten blocks of mostly residential buildings. The village is built on high ground overlooking the Maurice River, which supported the Mauricetown's economic boom during the 19th century when the village was active in coastal trade and shipbuilding. In 2015, according to census data, the village had a population of about 105 people living in 93 houses. Most of these houses were built in the 19th century and have been restored to their original beauty. This home was owned by one of the original three Sea Captains.
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Carolyn Grant-Damminger, Keller Williams Realty Cumberland County
(856) 362-5072 / 856-498-7234
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6 Comments on c. 1870 – Mauricetown, NJ

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  1. tcmchickietcmchickie says: 185 comments
    OHD Supporter


    If you ‘drive’ down the street, this house has some friends and family in the neighborhood with similar design elements and details. Including this sweet one: http://www.redfin.com/NJ/Commercial-Township/9562-Highland-St-08329/home/113100828

    Can someone tell me what I’m seeing on the left side of the room in picture #8?!? It’s really beautiful and I’m guessing it”s some kind of fireplace surround/mantel, but I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5670 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      I have reason to believe this is one of the ornate English cast iron imported mantels. I’ve seen enough over the years to know they are not unique but are fairly uncommon. The details are incredible and almost beyond ornate. They were not cheap originally. However, I personally doubt that they were picked out in colors originally to this degree. This late Gothic Revival style home has many beautiful details.

      • tcmchickietcmchickie says: 185 comments
        OHD Supporter


        Thank you, John, now I have a new rabbit hole subject to go and get lost in and learn about and I appreciate your info. I know we’ve seen radiator covers that were this ornate, and in a similar style, but they were all white. This one as a mantle and so colorful was really throwing me for a loop.

  2. BarrelehBarreleh says: 38 comments
    Cape May Court House, NJ

    I’ve been in this house. It’s lovely, and Mauricetown is thoroughly untouched. It’s like stepping into a world of 150 years ago.

    The small building at the back of the house was once its summer kitchen.

  3. JimHJimH says: 5602 comments
    OHD Supporter

    A beautiful and nicely preserved home in a small village historic district.
    House carpenter Charles Bacon (1791-1876) owned many properties in Mauricetown including this one at the time of his death. The house on the 1876 map doesn’t conform with this one, though it’s possible the house was built under his ownership. Pending more research, I would guess it was built after the lot passed to his sons, carpenter Joseph and lumber dealer Charles P. Bacon.


    From the NRHP Mauricetown Historic District nomination:
    9567 Highland Street (Charles Bacon, 1876 Historical Atlas Map of Cumberland County) Block 189/Lot 1
    The Charles Bacon House is a two-story, wood-framed dwelling built in the Gothic Revival Style. The gable-and-wing plan building sits on a parged stone foundation, and its exterior walls are clad in wood clapboards with milled wood corner boards. The cross-gabled roof is sheathed in asphalt shingles and features an interior brick chimney at the west gable end and a moulded wood cornice featuring Victorian wood brackets and partial returns. The front elevation faces north and is divided into four bays (W-W-D-Bay W), with the west two bays on the front-facing gable and the east two bays on the wing. The west two bays contain two-over-two, double-hung, wood sash windows with metal storm windows, moulded wood trim and operable, wood panel shutters. The door to their right is a carved, wood-panel, double door protected by wood, double storm doors. The door is flanked by wood pilasters and surmounted by a moulded wood lintel, and a transom. A porch with a flat roof sheathed in standing seam metal spans the door bay, and is supported by square wood columns, with wood scrollwork brackets between the columns, and wood brackets at the cornice. The rightmost bay contains a one-story, three-part bay window with a rounded arch, three-over-two double-hung wood sash in the center, flanked by double-hung wood sash lancet windows. The windows in the bay are trimmed with flat wood, and the center window’s trim features a keystone. The roof of the bay window is connected to the porch roof and, like the porch roof, is covered in standing seam metal with wood cornice brackets. The building features three rear additions; a two-story flat roof block, a one-story gable ell attached to the rear of the flat roof addition, and a screened-in porch to the west of the flat roof addition. The building is located on a large corner lot with a front and side lawns and foundation shrubbery. The property also contains two outbuildings with matching exterior features: a pyramid roof outhouse and a one-story, cross-gabled carriage house with wood cornice brackets (both contributing).
    The Charles Bacon House was built c.1870. The dwelling retains architectural integrity. The dwelling is a contributing resource to the district.


  4. MichaelMichael says: 3296 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    It’s quite a beautiful home. I like the colors on the exterior. The matching carriage house makes the property even more desirable.


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