Sayre House

The Revolutionary-era Sayre House in Madison, NJ!

Clearly this is out of season, but the house still looks pretty much like this. (I imagine. I haven’t actually been there recently. Maybe a tree fell on it.)

BUT ANYWAY.

The Sayre House was built around 1745! That’s old.

According to legend, perpetuated by a couple of signs on the front of the house, General Anthony Wayne (“Mad Anthony”) occupied the house in 1777 while the continental army was encamped nearby, and Reverend James Caldwell stopped by now and then too.

Sayre Homestead, headquarters of General Anthony Wayne. This house was occupied by General Anthony Wayne while the Continental army was encamped in Loantaka Valley, 1777. Placed by Loantaka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, October 22, 1936.

Sayre Homestead
Headquarters of General Anthony Wayne
This house was occupied by General Anthony Wayne while the Continental army was encamped in Loantaka Valley, 1777.
Placed by Loantaka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
October 22, 1936.

 

 

Sayre House Built about 1745, was the headquarters of Gen. Anthony Wayne in 1777. Rev. James Caldwell was frequent visitor here.

Sayre House
Built about 1745, was the headquarters of Gen. Anthony Wayne in 1777. Rev. James Caldwell was frequent visitor here.

 

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

And then I came along and took its picture in 2012.

AND THERE IT IS.

 

References:

Cunningham, J.T. (1998). Images of America: Madison. Arcadia Publishing: Dover, NH. ISBN 0738537802.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Loantaka Chapter. (1936). “Sayre Homestead, Headquarters of General Anthony Wayne.” (Sign marker). Documented September 2012.

Frazza, A. (2012). Revolutionary War New Jersey: A photographic field guide to New Jersey’s role in the Revolutionary War! “Revolutionary War sites in Madison, New Jersey.” http://www.revolutionarywarnewjersey.com/new_jersey_revolutionary_war_sites/towns/madison_nj_revolutionary_war_sites.htm.

State of New Jersey (n.d.). “Sayre House.” (Sign marker). Documented September 2012.

Wikipedia. (2012). “Sayre House.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayre_House.

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One Comment to “Sayre House”

  1. What a cute house! And historic is even better!

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