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Offline BLeafe

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Roofer by the River
« on: October 24, 2011, 04:15:10 PM »
1. Is that a man on the roof, silhouetted against the sparkly morning sun reflections off the river?

2. Apparently, it's a roofer.

3. I can't tell if he's admiring nature or answering its call.




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Re: Roofer by the River
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 09:40:37 PM »

I believe that's the very ancient house once owned by Captain Berry.  I read something that it dates to the 1830's.  Can someone fill us in on that house

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Re: Roofer by the River
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 09:48:37 PM »
That's 374 Main Street (Capt. John J. Ward House)    

From the Bergen County Historic Site Survey:

Capt. John J. Ward House (building to left of one shown above, now Geri's). Construction date: 1839. Federal Vernacular style. The Capt. John J. Ward House is one of the oldest buildings extant in Hackensack today. It is the only example there of a vernacular brick, two story, 3-bay wide house with federal perios detailing, Although he house is unimposing in its current condition with attached store, it could be restored to an appearance compatible with its age. Due to its current rarity, the building has historical value as a contributor the general history of Hackensack development. Capt. John J. Ward was probably involved in the transportation of goods along the Hackensack River.

(Thanks for the alley-oop.)
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