Monday, July 20, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: The Red Door Landmark




This is the Burrowes Mansion in Matawan, NJ
Major John Burrowes is credited with forming the first armed company of men in this area during the Revolutionary War

The mansion received a grant in 1993 for maintenance and repair, I think they're running out of money. The museum hours have been cut and the outside needs some work. There are volunteers who do an amazing job maintaining the home.

RUBY TUESDAY

27 comments:

Carletta said...

Seems a little understated to be a mansion. :)
I like the peeling paint; but you can't let it peel for long before damage takes its toll.
It would be a shame for it to be neglected after surviving for so long.
Nice find Dianne.

Jim said...

Hi Dianne, I think people aren't spending much for museums these days.
I do like to visit museums, we have the George H.W. Bush Museum about 45 miles from us. I could spend days there. I sure did learn a lot about Papa Bush.
Happy RT,
..
Please peek in on both blogs, I am a new grandfather on my regular blog. RT is on the other.
..

Arkansas Patti said...

Sorry but I am still laughing over Sunday's post. I'm new and trying to catch up. You so captured the attitude of a cat. Just loved it.
I love red doors on a home. It gives it a "hay look at me" appearence.
It is a shame it is showing signs of wear though. Bless the volunteers who keep trying.
Thank you for stopping by TNS and for the kind comment. I left you a reply.

The Laughing Idiot said...

That's just great! The red door really pops against the white house.

Visit my ruby at:
http://www.photogra-me.blogspot.com

Daryl said...

So sad that historical markers like this home are not better cared for by the state .... how will the children learn without places like this to visit and 'feel' the energy left by all that history

amanda said...

Boy that red door stands out against the white. Very interesting thanks for the history on it, I hope they get the funding they need to keep it running.

amanda said...

Sorry that was your link I popped into the browser aurgh!
here is mine!

http://www.moorebloglife.com/2009/07/21/ruby-tuesday-high-school-artwork/

~Just me again~ said...

Ohh I love red doors. I wanted one on my old house, my ex said no. :( the new owners painted it red, it's gorgeous. I can't paint mine red now cuz Im in a condo. Nice shots!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Behind the red door
in Matawan, New Jersey,
John Burrowes once lived.

My Ruby Tuesday

Chuchie Lopez-Wilks said...

Nice shots...but that red door doesn't compliment the whole house...but it does for Ruby Tuesday hehee..

Mine is here
http://3chies3nds.blogspot.com/2009/07/ruby-tuesday-bicycle-seat.html

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I hope they find some money somewhere to keep the building up. It's tough in these hard times!

Annie said...

What a lovely home and just down on its luck a bit. I like the facing benches on the porch. Makes it very welcoming.

ilanadavita said...

Nice door bt the rest needs renovating, a bit sad.

laura said...

Gorgeous red door, I love it!

ellievellie said...

It is a good story - Volunteers are one of the best thing about America - people just fix things that are important for themselves! Great red!

bj said...

I've always loved red doors..they just seem to say come on it....

Patti said...

I love historic houses and the red door on this one just pops right out at you.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

(P.S. That police car I photographed made me think of "Car 54, Where Are You?" and I almost wrote that. Great minds)

Patti said...

P.P.S. Now that I look at the top picture again, I really like how you captured the boy on the bike in motion. Youth vs. the old house..very nice.

srp said...

I love the red door.. it pops against the white...

Happily Retired Gal said...

Love your presentation of the nifty red door ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

napaboaniya said...

Very prominent and definitely easy to spot! :)

Gattina said...

and I think the red door probably should be green like the window shutters or at least white, lol !

Elizabeth said...

Such a brilliant red!
In Paris all the doors are a rich blue, red, or forest green.
They really glow and shine.
First impressions are very important.

Felisol said...

Oh, I like the red door.
It's friendly and inviting.
I like the style of the historic building itself.
I wonder about the white garment (can one say garment of the outer material covering a house?)of the building.
What are those tiles made of?
Never seen anything similar. As always I am curious when there's something I do not understand.
From Felisol

Patti said...

You should give/sell a copy of the photo to the historical society!

especially the one with the boy on the bike ;-)

maryt/theteach said...

Damn shame, Dianne! I hope they're not running out of money!!! :)

Sara said...

I love that red door. Hope the museum will be able to continue proper care for the mansion....it is obviously an important piece of local history.