The original part of the mansion was built in late 1700’s and had several additions over the years until it reached 65 rooms. Stuyvesant Rutherford was the mansions owner and had added many rooms. He changed his name to Rutherford Stuyvesant so that the Stuyvesant name would not die out as per the wishes of his great uncle. His interests were in the agricultural and game fields. He brought English pheasants to America and planted many evergreen trees to protect the birds. You can still see many of these trees on this walk and in other parts of our town.
North Jersey Exploration Pictures