Banta-Coe House, 18th C.

884 Lone Pine Lane

This puzzling building hides its structural and historical characteristics underneath an 1846 refraining of the traditional 1 112 story roof to create a cross gable. It is a stone dwelling probably dating from the first third of the 18th century, said to have been built by Wiert Banta, the grandson of Epke Jacobse Banta, who had emigrated from Holland in 1659. The plan is a five-bay, center hall type with two internal chimneys, measuring approximately 30' x 40'. Located near the river, it served to transport Banta's woven goods to Hackensack, downstream of the site. Later owners included the telegrapher Archibald Coe, Jr., who retained the property until 1923. The house and lot are listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.