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OF THE ERECTION OF

FLEMINGTON. N. J.
MAY 23. 1906




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FLEMINGTON. N. J.



MAY 23. 1906



FLEMINGTON. N. J.

HIRAM E. DEATS

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-T-WD hundred copies reprinted from the Hun-
terdon County Democrat of M.iy 29, 1906.

Tlie Killgore PreSB,
Pleminjfton, N. J.



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Celebrate the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniver«

sary of Flemington by placing a Beautiful

Tablet on Oldest House.



As announced in our last wppfe'a \«.
sue, Cnl, Lowrey Chapter o^hR Jjaugb-
terg of the American Revolution of
Flpmingtnn unveiled the memorial tab-
let on the Flflnain^ house on BonneU
street on Wpdnesday, Mav 23rd. It
wfl8 aleo the date of the annua' meeting
nf the New Jereev Sncieiv of ♦^he D. A
R and a lare;e number of the members of
the organ'z^itioo took adv«Qtae« of the
plbaaant day to pay a visit to Fleming-
ton. Most of the vi8itor8 arrived on
the noon train over the Central Rail-
road of New Jereev and proceeded to the
Presbyterian Church where they w^re
received by Mrs. Hiiam E. Deats, Re-
gent of Col. Lowrey Chapter; Miss
Ellen Mecum, of Salem. State Regent;
Mrs. William D Kearfolt, of Monlclair,
Vice-President General for New Jersev,
and Mrs. E G. Putnam, of Elizibeth,
Stale Vice Regent. A bountilul lunch-
eon had been provided in the church
parlors by the Woman's Auxiliary of
the Presbyterian Cliurch. At two
o'clock the regular program was held in
the main audience room ot the church,



"Peniia with «n ora-ed
bv the Countv Court lo keep a tavern,

I which he presumably did in a log house
standing on or near this site.

1 Thi-< house was built to take the
place of the more modest strnc'ure,
and it too was a public house. For the
time it laid claim to cons'derable pre-
tentiousnesp, and people came from
far and near to see it.
Fleming kept tavern here, and being




Scene at Fleming Castle.



H public bouse, and oneot the flrsi here,
I have no doubt the great Washington,
when in this neighborhood lodjj-pd with-
in itft walls, esoecially as both Fleming
Knd his soa-in-lav, Cul. Lowrey, were
s'aunch patriots and intimate with
Washington. This house was called
Flemirg's Castle, and is said to have
bpen the first house built hpre.

At one time there was in the rear a
low roof extending far below the eaves,
but that has been removed, to give it
a more modern appearance; and with-
in it IS somewhat unique in that it has
a winding stairway extending from the
basement to the top floor.

Some slight additions have been made
to the house by recent owners, but it
is I'ttle nhanged.

Samuel Fleming's wif


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