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406 Swedesboro Road

  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 1,800 sqft
  • ~1 acre lot
  • $486 per sqft
  • 1638 build

Extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of American history! This property includes the historic C.A. Nothnagle log house built in 1638-43 as part of the New Sweden Colony. This was before William Penn came to America in 1682 and founded Pennsylvania. The property is on the National Registry of Historic Properties and the New Jersey Historical Properties list. It is reported to be the oldest log cabin in North America and the oldest home of its type, still standing on its original site, in the Western hemisphere. The cabin was built of bricks carried to America as ship ballast, and square hewn logs with Finnish style double dovetailed ends and wooden trundle pins. Built without a single nail. Tunnel pins secure rafters permitting construction without a ridge pole. The wood flooring was built over the dirt floor in about 1750, and recent work on the cabin unearthed historic relics under the flooring. The cabin measures 16 x 22, which shows that the original owners were well-off since most cabins of the period were 12 x 12. The corner fireplace was a Swedish design and the fireplace ironware dates from 1590. The cabin was occupied as a residence until 1918 and in 1922 was first designated as historic. The current owners operate the cabin as a museum and offer regular tours. Gloucester County has the property on their map of historic sites so they get regular visitors. Visitors have included the ambassadors, congressman, governors, authors, historians, professors, archeologists and ordinary people from all over the world. The property consists of 1.3 acres and includes five buildings. The historic portion of the property has the log cabin, a machine shop and a dairy and meat processing shed added to the rear of the cabin. The two-story home was added in the early 18th Century and had later additions. There is also a four-car garage with additional storage and a utility shed. The garage and shed were built by the Amish and were recent additions. This property has not been on the market for over 100 years and offers many possibilities. It has 300 feet of frontage on Swedesboro Road and is less than a mile off I-295. It has a country setting but is close to Philadelphia, Wilmington and on a popular route to the Jersey Shore. It is next door to the Greenwich Public Library and the Nehaunsey Middle School. Although the property can be sub-divided into building lots, the owners are hoping to find a buyer that loves the history of the home and the area. Doris Rink has lived in the home almost 50 years and is willing to share both her knowledge of the property and her passion for the history. She tells me that if she were younger, she would maintain the museum, operate a tourist information center and open a bed & breakfast and tea room. She is also willing to part with many of the historic artifacts and antiques that she and her husband collected over the years.

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Last checked: Checking… • Last updated Dec 4, 2020 • Source: BRIGHT

MLS# NJGL266610 —

Amenities & Taxes

The Building

Year Built:
1638
Year Built Source:
Estimated
New Construction:
No
Construction Materials:
Combination, Frame, Log Siding, Mixed, Shake Siding, Wood Siding
Structure Type:
Detached
Architectural Style:
Colonial
Historic:
Yes
Levels:
2
Accessibility Features:
None
Basement:
No
Above Grade Finished Area Units:
Square Feet
Above Grade Fin SQFT:
1800
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Units:
Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units:
Square Feet
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source:
Assessor
Total SQFT Source:
Assessor
Total Below Grade SQFT Source:
Assessor
Tax Total Finished SQFT:
1800

Interior

Fireplace:
Yes
Living Area SQFT Source:
Assessor

Room Dimensions

Total SQFT
1800
Living Area SQFT:
1,800 Sqft

Financial & Terms

Sale Type:
Standard
Possession:
61-90 Days CD

Location

Directions:
Exit 17 off NJ 295 towards Gibbstown, turn left on Swedesboro Avenue, right on Harmony Road and Left on Swedesboro Road
Cross Street:
Betty Rose Avenue
Latitude:
39.81797791
Longitude:
-75.26599121

The Property

Property Type:
Residential
Lot Size Acres:
1.31
Lot Size Source:
Assessor
Lot Size Dimensions:
300' x 192'
Lot Dimensions Source:
Estimated
Lot SQFT:
57,064 Sqft
Inclusions:
All appliances in 2-story residence
Exclusions:
All antique furniture, fixtures and other furnishings. Many of these are available separately.
Other Structures:
Above Grade, Below Grade
Zoning:
RESID
Water View:
No
Waterfront:
No
Navigable Water:
No
Water Access:
No
Water Oriented:
No
Lot Size Units:
Square Feet
Riparian Rights:
No
Tidal Water:
No

Listing Agent

Contact info:

Taxes

Tax ID Number:
07-00234-00008
Tax Year:
2020
Tax Lot:
00008
Tax Annual Amount:
$5,122
Tax Assessed Value:
$156,400
Year Assessed:
2020
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq:
Annually

Beds

Bedrooms:
3
Bedrooms Main Level:
3

Baths

Bathrooms Total Count:
1
Full Bathrooms:
1
Bathrooms Main Level:
1.00
Full Bathrooms Main Level:
1

Heating & Cooling

Cooling Fuel:
Natural Gas
Cooling Type:
Central A/C
Central Air:
Yes
Heating:
Yes
Heating Type:
Radiator
Heating Fuel:
Natural Gas, Oil

Utilities

Sewer Septic:
Public Sewer
Hot Water:
Natural Gas
Water Source
Public

Appliances

Appliances:
Built-In Range, Refrigerator
Laundry Type:
Main Floor

Schools

School District Name:
Greenwich Township Public Schools
School District Source:
Listing Agent

The Community

Subdivision Name:
None Available
Senior Community:
No
HOA:
No
Condo/Coop Association:
No
Exterior Features:
Outbuilding(s), Secure Storage
Pool:
No Pool

Parking

Total Garage and Parking Spaces:
6
Type of Parking:
Detached Garage, Driveway
Garage:
Yes
Garage Features:
Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry
Garage Spaces:
4.00
# of Detached Garage Spaces:
4
Driveway - # of Spaces:
2

Extra Units

Vacation Rental:
No

Schools

Rating Details
3

Nehaunsey Middle School

  • Public
  • 5-8
  • 0.1 mi
7

Broad Street Elementary School

  • Public
  • K-4
  • 1.1 mi

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Sale history

Date Event Source Price % Change
10/31/20
Listed / Active BRIGHT $875,000

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