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Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
N 41° 00.404 W 074° 10.428
18T E 569477 N 4539833
Quick Description: The sign marks one of the oldest homes in Bergen County
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2011 8:11:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMAR6Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 2

Long Description:
The original house dates to 1740. It was enlarged in 1824 and considerably altered.

It appears that the sign is in error, it states that the original structure was replaced by a new one, but all info I could find says that the original house was simply enlarged, not replaced.

The house was bequeathed to the town by the last resident, Grace Quackenbush Zabriskie, in 1973
Marker Name: Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
Built in 1824 by Albert Van Voorhees, this Federal home replaced his earlier house. The land, owned by father William since 1720, was called “Wikehoff”. Albert, a veteran of the Revolution and a Justice, deeded the new home to grandson Albert J. Van Voorheis. In 1867 it was purchased by Uriah Quackenbush who willed it to his granddaughter, Grace Quackenbush Zabriskie. She bequeathed the home to the Town of Wyckoff in 1973.

Dedication Date: 1/1/1976

City: Wyckoff

County: Bergen

Group responsible for placement: Bergen County Historical Society

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