Cresskill, N.J.'s "Tallman House"
The house pictured above is in Cresskill, N.J., and they call it "The Tallman House." It's the home of some borough offices now, and I believe a museum. The house is important to me because I visited it many times as a child. "The Aunts" lived there -- Ella, Estelle, and Jeanette Tallman.
It's called the Tallman House because Egbert Tallman -- my great-grandfather, and the town's second mayor -- lived there. It's a great old place in the center of town. But it ought to be called the Voorhis House. David Voorhis, one of the small town's founders, actually built it. He died, left it to his daughter, Emma, who was Egbert's third wife.
Egbert and Emma had seven kids, including Ella and Jeanette, and my grandfather, Charles. Charles lived in the house next door, where my father was raised.
Egbert deserves some recognition I suppose, but I wonder if the Voorhises know?
I post this because the page seemed empty. If you have a photo of some aspect of Tallmaniana, I'll replace this. Does anyone have a picture of the Tallman House in Janesville, Wisconsin? I hear that's a grand place, too.