Main Street – 99

Cartan House

This home originally belonged to Andrew Cartan. He was a well-known and a lifelong resident of Matawan.

99-main-telegraphHe worked as a Telegraph operator, in both Matawan & South Amboy stations by the New York & Long Branch Railroads.

In 1887, he established a general store in Matawan (92 Main Street) and moved the telegraph office there until telephones came into regular use.

He became the Farmers & Merchants National Bank director and one of the largest stockholders.

Cartan was also a trustee of the First Baptist Church.

99-main-house-newArchitectural Notes

Built c. 1850, Italianate Architecture, 5 symmetrical bays. Classical doorway framed with pilasters, side lights, and modillion cornice.  The porch has slotted posts and scroll brackets on curved cornices.

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