United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Maplewood
Durand-Hedden House and Garden (Maplewood, N.J.)
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. John Johnston (former owner in 1718); James Parker (former owner from 1718 to 1787); Obadiah Hedden (former owner from 1787 to 1804); Dr. Watts Bonnell (former owner in 1804); Langhorn Raynor (former owner from 1804 to 1808); Abraham Bell (former owner from 1808 to 1812); Henry Durand (former owner from 1812 to 1866); Edward Badger (former owner from 1866 to 1867); Jenny Wilson (former owner from 1901 to 1905); William Kemp (former owner from 1901 to 1901); Clifford Sloan (former owner from 1905 to 1922); Margery Ripley (former owner 1923 to 1971); Agios Dimitrius (former owner from 1971 to 1977); Township of Maplewood (1977 to Present).
The Maplewood Garden Club installed and maintains the herb garden.
"The Durrand-Hedden House was the 18th century homestead of Obadiah Hedden. In 1977 the property was purchased by the Township of Maplewood. The restoration of the Durand-Hedden House was done by historic restoration expert William McMillen of Richmondtown Restoration, Staten Island." The name of the house was then changed from the "The Ripley House" to the Durand-Hedden House, in honor of Henry Durand, the most renowned resident, and Obadiah Hedden, the first-known owner and occupant."
The folder includes: information sheet, slide list, garden description, garden plan and brochure.