15 February 2021

The Hunting Lodge, Then and Now

Sometimes referred to today as the "Hunting Lodge", this gothic cottage on the estate of tobacco king James B. Duke in Hillsborough, New Jersey appears much the same today as it did 120 years ago. The cottage is 1 1/2 to 2 stories high and constructed of uncoursed boulders. It is said to have been built shortly after the coach barn and stables and is believed to be where Duke stayed during the many early extensive renovations to his main residence, the Veghte house.


Duke's Hunting Lodge circa 1905

The Gothic Revival style of the cottage differs from the later architecture of the estate - including the Veghte house remodeling - which is in more of a Tudor style. Today, the cottage with its two stone chimneys and interesting irregular rooflines remains nestled in the woods of Duke Farms much as it was in 1900.

Duke's Hunting Lodge in 2019

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