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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 26 September, 2016


The Large Dollhouse Greek Revival dollhouse facade, found on the Jack English Flickr photostream

The Large Dollhouse

The Large Dollhouse is a replica of the 1847 Greek Revival home owned by New Jersey State Senator George H. Large. It is located at 117 Main Street in Flemington, N.J. His granddaughter, Josephine Large Talbott, commissioned the dollhouse and had additions made by Goliath Miniatures.


The Large House dollhouse on display

Football Player

On November 6, 1869, George Large was one of 25 Rutgers players to face The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in the first intercollegiate football game ever played, at College Field in New Brunswick, New Jersey.Midway through the game, Large collided with Princeton player and was knocked unconscious. He regained consciousness after several minutes and helped Rutgers go on to win the game.


Front Door of the Large Dollhouse

Lawyer & Politician

After graduating from Rutgers, Large passed the bar and opened his own law office in 1882.

In 1885, Large ran successfully for the New Jersey Senate on the Republican ticket. He was the first Republican elected to the State Senate from traditionally Democratic Hunterdon County. Selected Senate President in 1888, he served as acting governor when Governor Robert S. Green was out of the state.

Tax Man

In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison appointed Large the Collector of Internal Revenue for New Jersey’s Fifth District. He served in this position for five years before returning to private practice.


Boy’s Room of The Large House dollhouse

Large joined with his son, George K. Large, to establish the Flemington law firm of Large & Large (later known as Large, Scammell & Danziger).Their offices are still located in the Greek Revival mansion on Main Street.

If anyone knows the present location of the Large Dollhouse, please leave me a comment.

All photographs used in this article are from the Jack English Flickr photostream. Thanks to Wikipedia for help with the text.


Susan Downing, with Patrick Owens


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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: dollhouses, Greek Revival

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