The Cornelius T. Doremus Home, circa 1752

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This vernacular style home built in the second half of the 18th century is registered on the New Jersey Historic Home Registry. The home faces east and was built on a stone foundation. Exterior details include cut stone quoins, lintels, and sills. The roof is wood shingle gambrel and comes with four end brick chimneys. Along the facade is a pergola type portico with fluted column supports added in the 20th century. The entry consists of a single door with side lights and a transom. To the north is a frame kitchen wing added in the 1840s. To the rear stands a two-story gable roofed brick structure which abuts the frame kitchen wing. The interior is currently demoed and ready to be finished.

The historic home of Cornelius T. Doremus circa 1752. That's right this home is older than America. Doremus inherited this property and the surrounding farmland in 1810 from his father, Captain Thomas Doremus, who had purchased the farm around 1789 from the Gould family. Judge Robert Gould initially owned the tract from 1745 until his death in 1779. As a County Judge and prominent citizen, he owned a substantial house reflecting his affluent position in society. By 1840, the property was sold to the Montville Reformed Dutch Church and the house served as a parsonage until 1885. References Fowler, Alex. Splinters From the Past. pp. 75059

The town of Montville is situated in the Hook Mountains between the Rockaway River to the west and the Passaic River to the east. It is a 45-minute drive west of New York City a short distance off of Route 80. Montville offers gourmet restaurants and a train to the city. This home is walking distance to the middle school, high school, and the Montville Community Park & Gardens.

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