Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

John Roseberry Homestead

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $50,000 (2010)
Grant Recipient: Phillipsburg Area Historical Society
County: Warren
Municipality: Phillipsburg

The Roseberry House is a stone Georgian-style structure that features American decorative wall painting on the interior. It may have been constructed for John Tabor Kempe, Attorney General of New York and his wife, Grace Coxe, daughter of one of the West Jersey Proprietors. The property was acquired in 1787 by John Roseberry after it had been confiscated from Kempe, a Loyalist during the American Revolution.  The Roseberrys were a founding family of Phillipsburg.

The Trust grant funded a preservation plan and other documents to assist the long-term preservation of the building and its wall paintings. Owned by the municipality, the building's recent stabilization work was funded with help from Warren County.

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