Riverdale Land Conservancy, Inc.

The Glenburn Estate

The Red Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2024
12pm to 5pm

Riverdale Land Conservancy

Riverdale Land Conservancy, Inc.

The Glenburn Estate

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The original deed for this property dates to 1695, with construction of the barn in the 1700s and the house in the 1800s. Saved from the wrecking ball in 2006, the Borough of Riverdale with the support of the Riverdale Land Conservancy purchased the five acre Glenburn Estate with funding from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust and the New Jersey Open Space Fund. Restoration of the house and barn was completed in 2012. Since then the site has hosted many private and community events, including the annual Riverdale Farmers Market.

Glenburn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its colonial revival architectural modifications made in the 20th century. George Linen lived here from 1868 – 1888. An award-winning portrait painter, his work hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. His painting of Glenburn adorns the dining room.

The Riverdale Land Conservancy is committed to the preservation of Glenburn for future generations.

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