Boxwood Hall

Boxwood Hall, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was the home from 1772 to 1795 of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 ending the American Revolution. Boudinot and others met George Washington here for a luncheon and then escorted him to Manhattan for his inauguration on April 30, 1789.

Boudinot sold it to Jonathan Dayton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who lived here until his death in 1824. In 1824, Dayton entertained Lafayette at this house.

In 2004, the house was at severe risk of damage.

The State of New Jersey operates the house as a historic house museum. The house is nearby the Belcher-Ogden Mansion-Price, Benjamin-Price-Brittan Houses District and the Nathaniel Bonnel House.

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