Luke Miller House

The Borough of Madison will be selling this historic home, built circa 1730, at an auction to be held on October 14, 2005. It is situated on scenic grounds and surrounded on three sides by preserved open space.

Possibly the oldest house in Madison, it was the home of Major Luke Miller, a Revolutionary War soldier. Major Luke Miller was born at the house, known as Millers Station, in 1759 and resided there until his death at age 91, in 1851.



Luke Miller and his father Josiah Miller were respected farmers and blacksmiths. During the Revolutionary War era, while the Continental Army was encamped in Loantaka Valley and Jockey Hollow, the home was the site of much hospitality to war-weary officers. General George Washington is reported to have been a frequent guest at the home. 1

 


1. See, Tuttle, Bottle Hill and Madison (1916) p.67-68.; and Esposito, The Madison Heritage Trail (1985) p.31.

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A “Tea and Tour” arranged by the Madison Historical Society will be held on September 18, 2005 at the historic house. For more information call the Madison Historical Society on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 3:30 at 973-377-0722, ext 8 or call 973-377-2292.

See the Madison Eagle article “1730 Landmark will admit Public for Tours Sept. 18

For Information about the sale contact Max Spann Real Estate Auctions at (908)735-9191 or 1 888-299-1438.

 

Photos and Narrative by Joseph Mezzacca, Jr; Additional photos by Jason Mezzacca.

Gallery Designs by Marc Mezzacca