This site contains infomation on my home
and it's surrounding land. My house was built and first used by Philip Freneau, the "Poet of the Revolution", best
friend of James Madison, and publisher, editor, and key player in the Jefferson/Hamilton battles of the 1790s. He lived
in it from 1818 to 1824 as his last home in Matawan, and it and the site
continued to have a long and interesting history up to the present.
It is a historical home identified by the
New Jersey Historic Preservation Office receiving a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for listing on the New Jersey, and National Register of Historical Places in 2009.
The COE satisfies
a prerequisite to apply for funds from the New Jersey Historic Trust, as well as several county preservation funding programs.