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Do You Know The Story of “Blake Household” in Downtown Toms River?


1 of the items I love to produce about is our nearby background. We have these types of great history here at the Jersey Shore and this is an additional piece of our historical past in Ocean County. The final tale I shared with you was entered on the aged Methodist Cemetery in Downtown Toms River where three Revolutionary War Veterans are buried. It was pretty intriguing to discover out who these three heroes ended up and a small about their story…which centered suitable below in Ocean County.

So this time around we are back again in Toms River and we are using a search at the historic Blake Dwelling. The historic developing is positioned at 121 Washington Street in Downtown Toms River.

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Blake Home was designed circa 1891. The exterior of the developing shows off a multi-gabled Victorian with environmentally friendly and an pretty much mustard-like colour with hints of rose and a selection of wood shingle treatment options…It absolutely catches your eye.



One of the tales powering Blake House concerned St. Joseph’s Church in Toms River. All-around the transform of the century, the home served as a convent for location nuns circa 1900. As the tale goes the nuns from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic elementary school applied the Blake Dwelling as their convent. When the nuns ended up moved to new quarters, the  Blake Property then became a personal home and not too long ago, soon after interior reworking, it has been applied for skilled places of work below in Downtown Toms River.

So future time you’re using a stroll downtown, acquire a instant to check out out the 130-calendar year-aged Blake Household…a part of Ocean County heritage.




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