Garreston Forge & Farm

Historical Site


Location:4-02 River Rd Fair Lawn, NJ 07410




Details:Probably the oldest structure standing in Fair Lawn is the Garreston-Brocker home, now known as the Garreston Forge and Farm Restoration, on River Road, south of Morlot Avenue. The west wing, the kitchen, was the original building built some time between 1708-1730. The main wing was built before 1800 but the gambrel roof, dormer and porch were added in 1903. The property, known at its purchase in 1719 as the Sloterdam Patent, was originally a huge plantation stretching between the Passaic and Saddle Rivers. The Garreston household had as many as 18 slaves. Garretson Forge and Farm, listed on the National and New Jersey State Historic Registry, is one of the oldest historic sites in Bergen County, New Jersey. This homestead remains a rare surviving example of a simple farming life that was prevalent in the 1700s and 1800s. For more information please go to their website by clicking here.

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