Businesses


Matawan Railroad Station

Main Street at New York Long Branch RR Matawan became a busy railroad junction in the 1870's with the completion of the first railroads through town. This 1875 Stick Style depot is among the oldest on the New York & Long Branch Railroad line. A similar depot at Red Bank, and the historic photo shown here, provide models for the restoration of this significant site.

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Fountain, Honor & Sons Store

154 Main Street Built in 1854 as a dry goods and grocery store, this early store building retains its pronounced bracketed cornice and window trim seen on Italianate storefronts of the era. Asbury Fountain, the original proprietor, was a prominent local merchant and president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank.

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Middletown Point Academy / Glenwood Institute

10 Church Street This 3-story Italianate structure, built in 1857 and enlarged in 1874, was the home of a locally-prominent private school for 58 years. Established as Middletown Point Academy in 1834, it was originally located in a smaller building across the street. In 1874 it became known as the Glenwood Institute and finally closed in 1915. The former school has been successfully adapted to a new use as apartments.

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Hunn House

19 Mill Road Also known as the Hawkins House This Dutch-American house, identified by its steeply pitched roof with flared overhanging eaves and anchorbent framing, is the oldest house in Matawan and one of a select group of early Dutch houses in Monmouth County. Built in the early 1700's, it later served as a tavern during the Revolutionary War period, operated by Thomas and Phoebe Hunn.

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