Boonton Historical Society and Museum
The Miller-Kingsland House (1740)
- Exhibit: Boonton-born Artist Lucille Hobbie (1915-2008)
- Painter of local historical and endangered properties
- Best known for her historic Morris County Series
- Published in “Who’s Who In American Art”
- Performances by local musicians and choral groups
- On-site is parking available.
When Isaac Kingsland purchased the property on Vreeland Avenue from Jacob Miller c 1798, he began a dynasty that would include four New York City lawyers, a comptroller of the City of New York, a Civil War aide to General Benjamin Butler, a college president, three nuns, and a troupe of nationally known marionettes. Similarly, the property itself went from small to large to small again, from the home of farmers, a carpenter and a blacksmith, to a boarding home for horses and the headquarters and studio premises for a company of touring entertainers.
The Miller-Kingsland house sits on a beautiful wooded landscape with a stream flowing through it. The property today comprises some 2.5 acres including the historic frame house and a barn. It is the oldest recorded house in Boonton and is listed on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places.