53 Hooper Avenue
Eiche House
Atlantic Highlands
NJ 07716

Eiche House

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53 Hooper Avenue
Edwardian Shingle Style House
This house sits on a sharply pitched rise of Hooper Avenue, just above Grand Avenue. It was built in 1912 by Cal Miller, a local builder. The first owners, the Eiche family of New York City used it as their summer residence. he wide overhanging eaves offer protection from the sun, the extensive porch gets bay breezes, and gable windows offer water views all around.

Streetscape: Hooper Avenue runs up a steep, 45 degree hill at each end of its semi-circular course. its eastern end surrounds the hillside auditorium. Houses along this arc are on a high overlook down to the harbor and the bay. The Hoopers, starting with Captain Samuel Hooper who served in the Ware of 1812, were major landowners in Leonardville and Atlantic Highlands, including this elevated tract and all the way down to the bay. In 1881, Samuel's son, Judge Edward Hooper, sold 80 acres in the upland portion to the Methodist-run Atlantic Highlands Association, reserving his homestead leans on today's Scenic Court and 300 feet of waterfront below.

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