Built in 1765 by its namesake, the Jeremiah Woolsey House is a fine example of Dutch Colonial architecture in the area, as exemplified by its unique Flemish bond brickwork. In addition to its architecture, the house is notable for its association with the Woolsey family who lived here until 1929. The most notable of the family is Jeremiah Woolsey, who worked as a tax assessor and highway commissioner. The house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a private home today and is not visible from the road.
Jeremiah Woolsey constructed this building in 1765, merely a few years prior to
the American Revolution. The building is known for its Dutch Colonial style,
which is easily recognizable from its design and furnishings.
During the Revolutionary
War, Jeremiah Woolsey supported the American cause by serving as the
commissioner to recruit men in New Jersey for the Continental Army. In 1780, he
also successfully acquired food for the army, for which he received 37 pounds
sterling at George Washington's request.