John Welling House

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John Welling House
John Welling House is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
John Welling House
Location Curlis Ave. at Birch St., Pennington, New Jersey
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Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1720s
Architectural style Dutch Colonial
NRHP Reference # 73001110
NJRHP # 1707[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 14, 1973
Designated NJRHP August 14, 1972

The John Welling House is a historic Dutch Colonial home in Pennington, New Jersey that dates to the early 18th century. John Welling moved to the Hopewell valley from Jamaica, New York in 1727 and leased the home and 223 acres (90 ha) farm from Terit Lester, purchasing it the next year. A tradition exists that during the British occupation of Pennington during the American Revolution a Hessian soldier was taken captive in the home. Welling's great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Welling, married John D. Hart who built the adjacent John D. Hart House, which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The home remained in the Welling family until 1921 and from 1928 until 1973 was home to Congressman Charles R. Howell. The house is a rare example of a Dutch clapboard and shingle house, one of the few remaining in Mercer County.[2]

See also


  1. "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places — Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — Historic Preservation Office. January 22, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Greiff, Constance; Blake, Channing (September 8, 1971). "John Welling House" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>