General James Giles Homestead
143 Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
1791 - Built by James Giles, one of George Washington's generals.
One of the finest examples of Early Georgian Architecture. James Giles, New York in 1759, a lieutenant in the New York artillery early in the Revolution remained in military service until 1782. He studied law in Trenton, practiced in New York; he moved with his family to Bridgeton in 1788. He was the first Master of Brearley Lodge F and AM; and first president of the Cumberland Bank. He died in the house in 1826.
Blueprints are recorded in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Frame; 3 stories. The house possesses considerable dignity, particularly viewed from the front.