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circa 1740

Mail: P.O. Box 115, South Bound Brook, New Jersey 08880 
Location: 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, New Jersey 08880

The Next Event is Somerset County's Weekend Journey through the Past - October 10th & 11th, 2015

The House is open for free tours on June 13th, 2015 from 10 am until Noon

The next meeting of FASH is on June 16th

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Grant Work 


In early 2006 the Abraham Staats House had much needed repairs to main windows and doors, including the Bull's Eye Glass Dutch Door; masonry work (steps/porches/foundation),  chimneys re-pointed, and the roof, the new wood shingles looks wonderful.  Also, Alicia the painter has did a great job stripping and painting the exterior. We look forward to starting the next round of improvements.  The house is looking great, if you have a chance to go by you will most likely be pleased!

Restoration Photos 

Awards Abraham Staats House $169,000 in Historic Preservation Grant.  Accompanied by SBB Historic Preservation Advisory Commission  president Dennis Quinlan and FASH Board member Brian Faulks, I had the pleasure and honor of attending the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission (SCCHC) awards presentations this Tuesday.    South Bound Brook was awarded a grant for $169,000 to continue the renovations in progress on the Abraham Staats House.  The grant money will go largely for interior work, including floor stabilization, repointing of fireplaces, continued door and window renovations, and electrical upgrades, as well as some exterior work on shutters and masonry.  It was a thrill to receive the "check" (a big cardboard check we will display in the Borough Hall) and even more of a thrill to know that much needed work on the house will continue!   A round of applause to Kathy Faulks for pulling together the grant application process and meeting the deadlines!   Thanks to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission for this funding, with special thanks to Historic Preservation planner Tom D'Amico.    

Somerset County Freeholder Peter Palmer presenting Dennis Quinlan, President South Bound Brook Borough Council along with Kathy Ormosi, President, the Friends of Abraham Staats House a check for $169,000 for the grant given to the SBB Historic Commission on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005. 


Archaeological Digs

We received a grant in the amount of $7,763 from the New Jersey Historic Trust, which enabled Dr. Richard Veit of Monmouth University to conduct Archaeological Digs at the Staats House property. Dr. Veit was at the house to continue his dig under the Mud room floor.   Below are photographs of some of the items found during the January 29, 2005 Dig.

Some finds

Edward D. Palmer, New Brunswick Bottle

Kickapoo Indian Oil

Ponds Extract Bottle w/content

Ink well

part of a bowl

Bird Watching at the Staats House

With the Staats house situated on the Delaware Raritan Canal their are a variety of birds which have been spotted on the property and on the canal, so we've decided to start a bird list, please let us know what birds you see on the property.



Wild Turkeys

Winter 2005



Green Heron

May 2005



Baltimore Oriole

May 2005



Canada Geese w/goslings

May 2005



Red-winged Blackbird

June 2005



American Goldfinch

June 2005



American Robin

June 2005



Red-tailed Hawk

September 24, 2005



Northern Cardinal

June 2005



Bald Eagle

December 2009



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