Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association
Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association

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PO Box 311
Dennisville, N.J. 08214-0311
Phone: 609-861-1338


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Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association
Featured House for 2018 - Jonathan and Sarah James House House ca. 1860.




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DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860 DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860 DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860

From the Historical Perspective:

The Jonathan and Sarah James House was built about 1860 in a vernacular interpretation of the Greek Revival style. The main portion of this 2-story frame house is three bays wide and two bays deep with a center entrance. The side gabled roof has overhanging eaves and a boxed cornice with returns in the gable ends. The eaves are decorated with ca. 1890 flat jig saw cut trim in a tear-drop shape. The front door has a surround of reeded pilasters that support a cornice with a dentiled pediment. Of special interest to visitors is the side sun room with the many multi-paned windows. The house has survived the foreclosure process and its new owners are giving the house plenty of well deserved attention.



DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860 DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860 DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860

From the Personal Perspective:

Jan and I had been looking for a place at the shore for years but when we pulled into the driveway of 669 Petersburg Road at 4:30 pm on a cold February afternoon, and saw the cottage, it just felt right. It was a bank foreclosure and systems were off but we experienced a palpable feeling that people had truly loved the house. The roof and floors were intact, the single hung windows still had much of their wavy glass and there was plaster instead of drywall. I was hooked and more than impressed by the woodwork of the mantle and the decorative touches around the doors and windows of the living room. We are still very much a work in progress but Dennisville is a delight, the people are supportive, the history is exciting to explore, and with the lakes and proximity to the ocean, we feel we have the best of all possible worlds. My favorite room is probably what we call the "ski lodge room" because of the beams in the ceiling. Jan's favorite is the sun porch which we think was added in the 1930's but she also appreciated that the people who lived here before us evidently liked purple flowers, as she does, as we found out in the spring. As people with the appreciation of old houses, the adventure continues.



DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860 DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860 DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860


DHHOA 2018 Tour Featured House - The Jonathan & Sarah James House - ca. 1860



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"Preserve what you have-you can never replace it."
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