Vernacular Italianate House, 1861-67

790 Old New Bridge Road

Historians Robert Guter and Janet Foster note in their studies of pattern book houses in New Jersey that the Italianate style flourished through the auspices of numerous serial and book publications in the mid-nineteenth century. These included the popular compendiums of Samuel Sloan and John Riddell of Philadelphia, Woodward’s National Architect, Godey’s Ladies Book, and the seminal publications of Andrew Jackson Downing. While most of Teaneck's High Victorian houses have vanished, this small central tower villa in the hamlet of New Bridge preserves the flavor of this popular style as it existed in the 1860s. The 1876 atlas lists the house as the property of "B.Cole."