(located at the Compton House at 1229 Front Street, Mauricetown, which is the headquarters of the Mauricetown Historical Society): In the spring of 2005 one of the older houses in Mauricetown was marked for demolition. After a close examination a decision was made by the society to save the house from destruction inasmuch as it was one of the very last of its kind. To facilitate the preservation, it was decided to move the structure to the society’s property. The Abraham Hoy House, two rooms down and two rooms up, undoubtedly has sheltered generations of farmers, shop keepers, ship builders and mariners. It is the intention of the society to restore it to its original condition to every extent possible, to preserve the memory of those who lived in such houses, some of the most modest in the area.
1229 Front Street, Mauricetown, NJ 08329. www.mauricetownhistoricalsociety.org