John Ballantine House

43 Washington St., Newark, New Jersey

Photos 

John Holme Ballantine House

1. MAIN (EAST) ELEVATION

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

One of the very few completely documented 19th-century "palaces," this building (1884) vividly evokes a picture of Victorian life of the wealthy. Built for a member of the Ballantine family, whose brewery in Newark was highly successful, all the drawings and specifications by New York architect George Edward Harney survive, providing a remarkably detailed record of design and construction during the Victorian era. The house is now incorporated into the Newark Museum of Art. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 4, 1985

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973
Reference number
73001093
NR name
Ballantine, John, House
Architectural style
Victorian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1884; 1900

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