Zurbrugg Mansion

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Zurbrugg Mansion
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Location531 Delaware Avenue, Delanco Township, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°3′3″N74°37′53″W / 40.05083°N 74.63139°W / 40.05083; -74.63139 Coordinates: 40°3′3″N74°37′53″W / 40.05083°N 74.63139°W / 40.05083; -74.63139
Area2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built1910
Architect Furness, Evans & Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference No. 09000651 [1]
NJRHP No.4878 [2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 2009
Designated NJRHPApril 20, 2009

The Zurbrugg Mansion, which has also been known as The Columns, at 531 Delaware Avenue in Delanco Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, was built in 1910. It was designed by architects Furness, Evans & Co. in Classical Revival style. Vacant for several years after being used as a nursing home, it was acquired by Grapevine Development and subsequently listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 2009 for its significance in architecture. The listing included two contributing buildings, a contributing structure, and a contributing object. [3]

History

In 2010 the main building was renovated and re-opened as a 27-unit Independent Senior Residence. [4]

The vacant Carriage House was also renovated into a single family residence and sold to a private owner. [5] The surrounding property has been subdivided and developed into RiverWalk on the Delaware, a luxury townhouse community. [6]

It was the home of Swiss-born Theophilus Zurbrugg (1861–1912) and his family. [7] A watchmaker, he founded the The Keystone Watch Case Co.. [3]

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References

  1. "National Register Information System  (#09000651)". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Burlington County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. December 28, 2020. p. 6.
  3. 1 2 McClintic-Smith, Loaan (October 2, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Zurbrugg Mansion". National Park Service.
  4. "Kevin Riordan: Zurbrugg Mansion in Delanco now houses seniors". philly-archives. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  5. "Delanco's historic Carriage House will be couple's new home". Courier-Post. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  6. "New Homes Listed on the Delaware River | Patch". Moorestown, NJ Patch. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  7. The Zurbrugg Mansion, 531 Delaware Avenue, Delanco, NJ Delanco township page Archived January 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine