Pequannock Township Historical Society

Martin Berry House

The Red Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2024
12pm to 5pm

The Martin Berry House

Pequannock Township Historical Society

Martin Berry House

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The Martin Berry House c.1720 is a one and one-half story, center hall, five-bay stone Dutch house with a gambrel roof and a small one-story addition on the east side. Built by four generations of the Berry family, this house is the quintessential example of the evolution of a northern New Jersey Dutch farmstead from a simple utilitarian structure to a high style symmetrical architecture. In the late 19th century, the 300-acre Pompton Plains farm included, in addition to the main house, a general store and post offce at the southwest corner. In 1936, the house operated as the “Stone House Inn” until the Great Depression brought foreclosure two years later.

The Martin Berry House was included in the 1939 Historic American Buildings Survey and was listed on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places in 1973. Today, it is the home of the Pequannock Township Historical Society which operates it under agreement with the Township. One of the oldest houses in NJ, the Martin Berry House was purchased by Pequannock Township in 2017. Restoration is ongoing. The first floor is now wheelchair accessible.

This year's Pathways tour features topics of discussion established annually by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC).