Macculloch Hall

Macculloch Hall in Morristown!

In Morristown, there were some legendary folks known as the Maccullochs. This was their house.

MacCulloch House, c.1900

…and THAT was their house around 1900. Pretty much the same, but some different trees, y’know.

According to a sign in front of the building,

George Macculloch, ‘Father of the Morris Canal,’ and wife Louisa built this 1810-1819 Georgian Mansion. They established Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. Louisa was First Directress of Family Services of Morris County. The first recorded tomato in the state was grown in the garden.

…These signs are so badly written. Cripes, even I could almost do better. Almost. Well, if this disjointed blog post is any indication, probably not. But anyway.

I think that tomato thing is pretty awesome! I mean, these days, Jersey is renowned for its tomatoes, and this is where it all started! (NJ better known for its corn, but its tomatoes are pretty top-notch, too.)

Regarding the architecture, MacCulloch Hall’s own website calls it Federal style, and I don’t know enough to tell the difference, so you can decide for yourself.

And the Morris Canal, according to Wikipedia, was a canal used for roughly a hundred years to transport coal from the Delaware River across northern Jersey.

Incidentally, it’s directly across the street from Thomas Nast’s house, so it appropriately boasts a collection of his work.

As of November 2011, the museum is open from 1:00-4:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. For more information, check out their website.

 

Reference:
MacCculloch Hall Historical Museum. (2011). “Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown New Jersey.” http://www.maccullochhall.org/.

Morris County Heritage Commision, New Jersey Register of Historic Places, and National Register of Historical Places. (n.d.). “Macculloch Hall.” (Sign marker). Documented October 2011.

Williams, J.M. (1996). Images of America: Morristown. Arcadia Publishing: Dover, NH. ISBN 0752402072.

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4 Responses to “Macculloch Hall”

  1. No idea about the style of US buildings but it was and is still impressive, must have been a nice place to live.

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