Main Street – 80

Longstreet House

80 Main - oldThis home was built by Aaron Longstreet. Longstreet was born in Holmdel in 1805. He married Catherine Lloyd and farmed until 1842. In that year, when he purchased a tract of land that included Burrowes property, they moved to Matawan.

In the 1850s Longstreet sold the Burrowes Mansion (which was referred to as a tavern) to Dr. Pitman, a dentist.  Longstreet began a lumber business which prospered along with other enterprises.

In 1873, he sold this home to Thomas Thorne, a merchant in dry goods and groceries.

This home is now known as the Sanford-Hopkins Homestead.


Architectural Notes

Built c. 1840. Greek/Italianate Architecture with clapboard siding. This well-preserved home boasts a classical porch with Doric columns and a tin roof. Decorative paneled double doors and terra cotta chimney caps.

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