New Jersey's Colonial Architecture: Told in 100 Buildings

Author(s): David Veasey

ISBN: 9781625450470
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New Jersey has a rich architectural heritage, that is often ignored in general books on Colonial American architecture, drawing on Swedish, Dutch, English Quakers, other English, and Scotish building traditions. The book tells the story of New Jersey's colonial architecture in 100 color photographs of the best houses, churches, mills, and taverns that were built between 1636 and 1783.
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New Jersey marks its 350th birthday this year (2014) and what better way to celebrate than to delve into its rich colonial past in New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings. Today, in this most developed and crowded of states, a surprising number of buildings are still standing from our Colonial Era, 1636 to 1783. They range from a Royal Governor’s mansion in Perth Amboy; to Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Monmouth County; to Christ Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury; to the still functioning Black Horse Inn in Mendham; to a law office in Salem City; to Moravian Gristmill in Hope; to the nation’s oldest farm building in Greenwich.

New Jersey’s extensive architectural heritage is often overshadowed by its neighbors—Philadelphia and New York City—but the Garden State has more varied every-day colonial architecture than any other state because it was the most diverse colony settled by Swedes, Dutch, Scotch, French, English Quakers, and others who brought their architectural traditions with them. The book tells the story of this rich colonial architecture heritage in more than 100 color photographs and captions.

BOOK ISBN 9781625450470
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs



David Veasey was raised in Chatham, Morris County, and has spent most of his life in New Jersey, now living in Morris Plains. He has a long-time interest in the state's architecture, including its lighthouses and life-saving stations which he wrote a book about. He also wrote New Jersey Then and Now. Veasey has a BA from Drew University and a Master's Degree from New York University. He has worked his entire career as a writer, ranging from journalism, including articles about New Jersey for The New York Times, to Madison Avenue, to The United Nations, to financial writing.