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Card House

Basking Ridge lost a treasure when Interstate 287 came through the Somerset Hills.  The Card House, dating to colonial times, stood on the north side of West Oak St., just to the east of Harrison’s Brook.  In the early 1800s it was home to the family of Daniel Henry (1774-1850).   Later occupants were the Card and Humphrey families.

Several of the neighboring homes along West Oak were moved to Conkling St. when 287 was constructed, but the Card House was demolished in 1965.  This photo from the early 1960s indicates it had a fireplace and oven on the west side and shows the original well in the front yard.

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