Dr. John Vermeule House Open House – February 17th

Dr. John Vermeule House Open House

Green Brook Historical Society

The Dr. John. Vermeule House, located at 223 Rock Avenue, Green Brook, will be open for visitors on Saturday 2/17/24 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There you will meet several of its volunteer members to give you a glimpse into 19th – 20th century rural living.

The Dr. John Vermeule House, one of Green Brook’s historic links to its early settlers was built as a farmstead. Construction began in 1799 and became occupied by the Vermeule family in 1805. Dr. Vermeule practiced medicine and operated a farm on the original 113 acres of his property. The home is based on a blending of English and Dutch architectural traditions with Georgian and Federal style influences. 

Vermeule ownership of the property ended in 1824. Various families bought and sold the property over the years, namely, Vail, Cohen, Voorhies and lastly, Mundy. The farmstead continued to function as a dairy farm into the mid-20th century. The township of Green Brook acquired the house and remaining 2.2 acres of the property in 2008.  Necessary preservation renovations have been made to some structural elements, but the house is virtually unchanged from its original construction.  There are some interesting outbuildings and farm equipment to see on the 2-acre property. There is wheelchair accessibility to the first floor. 

Mark your calendars and consider participating as a volunteer or enjoy the event as a proud visitor! We look forward to meet you! 

Our meetings are held at the Green Brook Town Hall, 111 Greenbrook Road, on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Our group has a lot of fun exploring our local history and doing our best to preserve and document its rich heritage. Please consider visiting us!  For additional information, please contact 732-968-7696. Leave a brief message with your name and phone number where you can be reached and you’ll receive a call back.

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