Marlpit Hall, currently owned and operated as a museum by the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA), represents the residence of a Loyalist family during the American Revolution. According to MCHA, the property was "laid out as lot number 36 in the original 1667 survey of Middletown village. Early owner James Grover Jr. erected the kitchen section of the structure in 1686, making it one of the oldest surviving structures in New Jersey."
Backstory and Context
The Taylor family were loyalists and wealthy land owners. The family used the property as a farm and local place to discuss political issues until the Revolutionary War. Following the Revolutionary War, the Taylor family still remained as a prominent family in the area due to their prosperous farm.
The adjacent Taylor-Butler House was eventually constructed in close proximity to Marlpit Hall and was used as a lavish Victorian style home for later generations of the Taylor family (see Taylor-Butler House Clio entry).
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