Ebenezer Howell , Richard Howell’s father, removed from Newark Delaware in 1769 and 4 years later built this house. Richard and his twin brother Lewis were 19 years old when they moved into the house.
At the time of the homestead survey there were initials “RH 1773” and “LH” carved next to the rear d
oorway. A year later after moving into this house on December 22, 1774 , Richard and Lewis Howell participated in the Greenwich Tea Burning. They used their fathers house as a staging area to gather with other tea burners to plan there nights activities.
Howell Homestead is in Cumberland County, Roadsown, NJ
Name: Howell Homestead 1773 Collection: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
|Below are Floor Plans, Elevations and other information on the Howell Homestead|
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6 drawings 1 b&w photos
4 data pages
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Howell Homestead, Roadstown Road, Roadstown, Cumberland County, NJ
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Measured Drawing(s): 6 (18 x 24 in.)
Photo(s): 1 (5 x 7 in.)
Data Page(s): 3 plus cover page
Documentation compiled after 1933.
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Survey number HABS NJ-76
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (75).
Building/structure dates: 1773 initial construction
NEW JERSEY–Cumberland County–Roadstown
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Nathaniel R. Ewan, Photographer April 24, 1936 EXTERIOR – SOUTH ELEVATION
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