Status: Lost Forever
On June 21, 2002, the house burned to the ground, under suspicious circumstances.
Oakwood, a virtually unaltered gothic-style mansion, is associated with one of Burlington County’s pioneering families, the Newbolds. The Newbolds were prosperous local farmers, and Mrs. Newbold was the daughter of a successful Philadelphia cabinetmaker, who, according to tradition, is responsible for Oakwood’s fine interior woodwork.
The building is attributed to architect Samuel Sloan, who was active in the area in the 1850s and 60s, though this issue is not of critical importance as Oakwood is impressive both stylistically and from a historical standpoint.
Gothic villa style associated w/ Burlington County Newbold family from late 17th c; 1853 Charles White (Philadelphia cabinetmaker) did woodwork; house still in direct descent; unoccupied, in partial collapse; out-buildings attributed to Samuel Sloan.
Michael Mills, Farewell, Mills & Gatsch Architects,
Princeton, NJ 08540
Constance Greiff, Heritage Studies,
60 Princeton Avenue
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553