Monday, September 4, 2017

With the Passing of Time

While in New Jersey, we went on a walkabout and visited a number of old historic buildings. This one was built in 1743 by Jacob Clement.

"Historic detached frame 2-story residence built in 1852, in choice Victorian design, by Jacob Clement. Original front part built in 1743 removed to Potter Street to make way for this large Victorian addition to the original rear which is still part of the total dwelling. Most outstanding, unusual feature is the front portico, with metal roof and curved detail, painted in the original green and tan broad stripes. Cornice overhang, scalloped cuts in the bargeboards in the front gable with Victorian style filagree cuts. Simple colonial details and original windows in 1743 rear section".

And another one

"Within this building then a tavern-house, the council of safety for New Jersey was organized March 18, 1777 herein also in September of the same year the legislature unanimously resolved that thereafter the word 'state' should be substituted for 'colony' in all public writs and commisions. 1750"

If buildings could talk... I'd love to hear what they had to say! Wouldn't you?!


  1. Hi Gina!

    I love old buildings! I can't even imagine what they would say if they could talk . . . and what would they say about, today, if they could talk!? So beautiful, thank you for sharing!

    Hugs and Love,

    1. I think the buildings would simply cry if they could see the world today. They might reminisce about the good old days. xo

  2. Oh yes, I love seeing old buildings and just imagine what had happened in the homes and buildings, and to hear the history of them, I enjoyed the history in New Jersey when we lived there.

    1. Connie, there is just so much Revolutionary War era history. Love visiting all the old places.


We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter