Status: Progress Made
New Jersey’s Dutch American buildings are concentrated in Bergen, Monmouth and Somerset counties. The Dutch settled in Monmouth County beginning in the 1690s, and by the mid-18th century constituted about one-third of the county’s population. Dutch settlers left a legacy of distinctive houses and barns across Monmouth County’s historical landscape, which today are among the most significant historical sites.
A number of sites in the Monmouth County Dutch Buildings Study were already threatened at the time of the 1992 study due to advanced physical decay and development pressure. Still, the accelerated decline and loss of so many of these structures in recent years is cause for great concern, especially when one considers the age and rarity of these resources.
Dutch settled late 17th century
1992 survey; 42 Dutch buildings, barns, houses and outbuildings
part of regional settlement from Long Island
LR Johannes Lupter house, Middletown/Holmdel (Holland neighborhood)
c. 1720 1940 HABS; owned by Sudler co. (they acquire land an historic houses)
No noted changes to status. One site received grant for restoration. Research continues.
Gail Hunton, Monmouth County Park System
PO Box 336,
Roosevelt, NJ 08555