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Fordville
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 79scouts
N 40° 48.286 W 074° 25.998
18T E 547800 N 4517239
Quick Description: This historical marker is located at 30 Fordville Road.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 5:49:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMDPRZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
From the Morris County Historical Commission website:

Master builder Ira J. Lindsley designed and constructed this Victorian farmhouse for Edwin Ford and descendent of John Ford, one of the townships original settlers. The house replaced an earlier house built by Samuel Ford, Edwin's great-grandfather. Fordville was built with techniques popularized by architect Orson S. Fowler in his 1853 book, A Home for All, or the Gravel Wall and Octogon Mode of Building. Fordville's masonary may be the earliest example in New Jersey of gravel wall construction. Part of the house became a school for area children taught by Edwin's daughter Sarah Elizabeth.
Marker Name: Fordville

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
Fordville 1857 Victorian gravel wall house, located on part of property orginally purchased about 1715 by John Ford , early Whippany settler. His direct descendent, Edwin Ford, built present dwelling. Morris County Heritage Commission New Jersey Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic Places


Dedication Date: 1/1/1978

City: Whippany

County: Morris

Group responsible for placement: Morris County Heritage Commission

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